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Hello there, Here's my little perdicament: I just recently installed Slackware 10.2 on my computer. I have been trying all day to get my USB Flash Drive to work (at ...
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- 07-21-2006 #1
USB Flash Drive Mount Prob.
Here's my little perdicament: I just recently installed Slackware 10.2 on my computer. I have been trying all day to get my USB Flash Drive to work (at leat, also get the USB ports to work in general). Now, this is what I intempted to do at first (commands in order):
lsmod | more
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick vfat user,noauto,umask=0 0 0
tail -s 3 -f /var/log/messages
Here is where I obtained the information in which I based these commands on (with minor alterations):
Once this, and many of the other suggestions on this forum have failed, I have yet to get my Flash drive to work. Now, let me add, that when i try to mount the drive via "system" I receive a window with the message, "mount mount point /mnt/usbstick does not exist". The Flash Drive is finally being picked up by the computer but still can't mount it. My question here is: does anyone have any idea as to what I'm doing wrong and what I can do to fix it? (Without a working USB port means no internet. Which means I'll be in a state of hyperventelation soon if I can't get the wifi to work on my Linux machine. )
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Especially the punching bag in which I have been relieving stress upon.
- 07-21-2006 #2
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstickFlies of a particular kind, i.e. time-flies, are fond of an arrow.
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- 07-21-2006 #3
Okay. I tried what you suggested. This is what I got:
When I typed: /dev/sda1 I recieved "permission denied"
/mnt/usbstick I received "no such file or directory"
Note: I don't think it's just the Flash Drive but, all the USB ports themselves. Shouldn't the ports automatically pick up what is shoved into them? Or does that require more modification?
- 07-21-2006 #4
Originally Posted by SWCBNix
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- Jan 2006
try to do that as root..
The mount point /mnt/usbstick must exist(you need to create it,if it is not present)
- 07-21-2006 #5Originally Posted by nature
Well, I created the fstab part and the directory. Though, if i remember correctly I did some deleting. But, I Have beeing doing it all under root and still no dice.
- 07-21-2006 #6
Could you post the contents of your /etc/fstab and also the output of ls /mnt? It'll really help us out.Flies of a particular kind, i.e. time-flies, are fond of an arrow.
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- 07-21-2006 #7Originally Posted by Javasnob
PS I greatly appreciate the help from both of you, Javasnob and nature.
- 07-22-2006 #8
- 07-29-2006 #9
Ok, here's the follow up on my thread. The problem with it was that Slackware kept installing improperly. So, trying to fix the USB problem was futile. Now, I have to wait for Slackware to arrive and see if installing it will work if not, it's my POS computer.
Thanks to all that helped.