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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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    USB Flash Drive Mount Prob.


    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 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
    modprobe usb-storage
    cd /mnt
    mkdir /usbstick
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick vfat user,noauto,umask=0 0 0
    tail -s 3 -f /var/log/messages
    cd /mnt
    mount usbstick

    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.

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    Try this:
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    mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick
    Then see what happens and post back with any errors.
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWCBNix
    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"

    try to do that as root..
    The mount point /mnt/usbstick must exist(you need to create it,if it is not present)

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by nature
    try to do that as root..
    The mount point /mnt/usbstick must exist(you need to create it,if it is not present)

    regards

    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.

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    Could you post the contents of your /etc/fstab and also the output of ls /mnt? It'll really help us out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Javasnob
    Could you post the contents of your /etc/fstab and also the output of ls /mnt? It'll really help us out.
    As soon as I get the laptop back I would be more than glad to. But, unfortunately, my computer is across the hall and I have to make due with running back and forth between two computers in seperate rooms. So, could you please stick around for a while so I can get back to you with that info? But, I think my best bet is to configure the USB ports first. Might be a problem there.

    PS I greatly appreciate the help from both of you, Javasnob and nature.

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    At me worked extraordinary!

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    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.

    -Linux Chix

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