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Old 05-23-2003
Question mount external usb drive on Redhat 9

I am using Redhat 9 Linux, and am trying to get my external usb drive mounted (fat32). If I look at the KDE Control panel, it lists a usb 2.0 storage device under "USB Devices" (also in /proc/bus/usb), and under "SCSI" as scsi1. I looked at /proc/scsi/usb-storage-0, and it lists it there also. What do I enter into mtab or fstab as a mount point? Thanks, Jeremie.
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Old 05-23-2003
to be honest i am not sure about this, as i have not worked with usb storage devices.. but it should be able to be mounted easily enough with the mount command:
# mount -t vfat /dev/scsi1 /yourmountpoint/
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Old 05-23-2003
I tried that with /mnt/usb as the mount point. It told me "that mount point doesn't exist", so I created /mnt/usb as a directory. Now it says mount: special device dev/scsi1 does not exist. I have tried mounting it as dev/sda1, dev/sda2, dev/sdb, etc... and it tells me "mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sd*, or too many mounted file systems (aren't you trying to mount an extended partition, instead of some logical partition inside?)" or "mount: /dev/sd* is not a valid block device".Is there a way to tell what it should be mounted as?

Last edited by jeremiebarber; 05-23-2003 at 03:19 PM..
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Old 05-23-2003
See the question and answers on linuxhelpnetwork.net - the next to last post looks like it worked.
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Old 05-23-2003
Thanks, but it still gives me the same errors listed above. I am still trying.
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Old 05-23-2003
See the faq on linux-usb.org - this one is on mounting usb drives.

You may need to read some other faq's there to insure you have the proper modules loaded.
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Old 05-24-2003
Thanks for the help. Jeremie
 

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