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  1. #1

    Connecting USB Drive

    I am having a Debian Linux with 2.4 Kernel. I am trying to access a memory stick (capacity: 256 MB, company: Orange, access type: USB Port). But I am unable to as Debian does not automatically detect it. Its written very clearly that the stick is supported by a Linux kernel of 2.4 version and higher.

    I then tried editing the 'fstab' file with the following line:

    /dev/sda1 /media/memstick vfat noauto, users 0 0

    The icon 'memstick' does appear under 'My Computer' along with 'CDROM' and 'Floppy'. But it doesn't work.

    I then created a folder 'memstick' under '/dev'.

    But it still doesn't seem to be working.

    I have searched on Google for the drivers but its of no use.

    Can anyone please help me out with this problem?

  2. #2
    no do
    mkdir /media/memstick
    to make the memstick under media
    mount /dev/sda1 /media/memstick
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  3. #3
    hey virgil83, i tried doing as you asked me to do so.

    But I get a message saying, "memstick is not a valid block device"

    What could be the problem?

    Any idea?

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    Need the mass storage drivers

    Have you got the kernel sources installed?
    Run uname -a to find your kernel version, and get the sources.

    # apt-get install kernel-source-2.4.[kernel version]
    # cd /usr/src/
    # tar xvfj kernel-source-2.4.*
    # cd kernel-source-2.4.[?]
    # nano README
    Read this, and make menuconfig, and install the modules for USB mass storage, under drivers/USB.

    Autodetect under Linux is almost non-existant. If you're new to Linux, try an easier distro. Debian is the best, but it's damn hard to use if you aren't sure of what you're doing.

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