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My PC has CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MMC/SD, MS/MSPro and USB inputs but my /mnt directory does not display them. How do I make them accessible? I am using Mandrake 10.1....
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    how to recognize memory cards


    My PC has CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MMC/SD, MS/MSPro and USB inputs but my /mnt directory does not display them. How do I make them accessible?

    I am using Mandrake 10.1.

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    Please read this http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x498.html for information.

    You need to add an entry in your fstab file. This is located in /etc You'll need to be root to do this and use a text editor like Kate (which I use and really like).

    I would do this in a console -
    su
    mypassword
    cat /etc/fstab # This checks the contents of fstab
    cd /etc

    kate fstab # Starting kate from the command line
    Make your changes ... for eg.
    /dev/sda4 /mnt/usbzip vfat noauto,user 0 0
    save
    exit

    Should work
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    I have added that exact entry to the end of my fstab file.
    I have also created the directory:
    /dev/sda4

    However, I get the following:
    mount: special device /dev/sda4 is not a block device

    What does this mean?

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    1) What's the make and model of your card reader?
    2) What information is displayed in the hardware section of MCC?

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    Compaq Presario SR1044BB is all that is indicated on the computer.

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    Well that doesn't answer q2

    I google for your specs and found it's a nine one card reader. I then googled for 9 in 1 card reader linux and found several examples, most notably this:

    http://www.grack.com/news/2003/Atech...ardReader.html

    Give it a try.

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    How do I find my modprobe.conf and modules.conf files?

    When I search under Mandrake's "Find FIles" the window freezes stating:
    "Window with title "Find Files" is not responding. This window belongs to application kfind (PID=22507, hostname=localhost). Do you wish to terminate this application? (All unsaved data in this application will be lost.)"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Anthony
    How do I find my modprobe.conf and modules.conf files?
    Try using the console. Do this:
    su
    your_password
    find / -name modprobe.conf -print

    modules.conf is in the same directory.

    EDIT:
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    If you want to see which modules (drivers) are loaded on your system then type lsmod - I think you need to be root to do that? If you want to dynamically load modules, then type modprobe whatever_module_is - you definitely need to be root to do that!
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