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Linuxhelp _ Hardware Support _ Usb Pen Drive

Posted by: MooCow1781 May 14 2006, 09:19 PM

I can not mount my usb pen drive in the yoper distro. for thoughs of u who are fimilar with yoper, it does not show up in the devices menu and when i open yoper control panel and click on the USB icon a window pops up and says the file or folder file:/mnt/usb does not exist. When i plug in the pen drive in yoper lags a little and the light stays flashing on the drive, so i know yoper detects it. Which is good. Is there some sort of command that i can use to access it? i am using the newest stable version of yoper. thanks for the help.

Posted by: DS2K3 May 15 2006, 03:32 AM

Open a root terminal, and run "tail -f /var/log/messages" to see what the kernel has to say about it. It should tell you which device it is created as (/dev/sda probably).

You can then mount it using "mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb" (you need to create a directory called /mnt/usb firt if it isnt there already though). sad1 is the first partition on sda - So if it doesnt become /dev/sda you will have to modify the command a bit.


Posted by: Trio3b Jul 24 2006, 11:02 PM

Above advice is correct. Not familiar with Yoper, but sometimes the pendrive is detected but not added to the /etc/fstab and must be done manually, once the /dev/sda or sda1 is detected. You may have to open a terminal and create a mount point by:

cd to the /mnt directory. see if there is some directory called USB , USBDisk, flashdisk, or Removable. If not creaqte one by

mkdir usb

Google about adding the pendrive to your /etc/fstab. There are a variety of options to choose from.
good luck

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