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Trouble mounting Kingston USB drive...

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:39
by stalexone
I've plugged in my USB drive to move Windows fonts to Sabayon and the drive is not being recognized. The light on the drive is flashing but nothing showing up on the desktop or in the mnt directory like it does with PCLinuxOS. Am I doing something wrong or is there a special command that I need to enter?

Thanks in advance!


Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:36
by cvill64
all of mine are....under kde, if you go to media:/ in konqi, is it shown there not mounted?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:32
by johnnyhay
I'm surprised it just didn't pop up and give you options on opening it or not. That's what KDE and GNOME are suppose to do, not sure about others though.
Try this.

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df -hi
Find your flash drive by the size and name. The filesystem should be /dev/sda, if you only plugged one in. On the right hand side of that you should see a column named "Mount On". Just navigate to the location and you'll have you info presented.
If it's not mounted, try this.

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cd /mnt
mkdir /flashdrive
mount /dev/sda <-Or whatever you filesystem is
Hope that helps.

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:36
by Dark_MaGe
I have 1 Gb kingston....and it works perfectly...

USB drive

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:46
by stalexone
The drive is a Fat32 that I use with Windows. I got to the part where I entered mount /dev/sda and it sent an error message back to me (by the way, what does /dev mean?). I'm going to reboot with the thumbdrive in and see if it comes up.............that didn't work.

When I plug the drive in, the light comes on as if it is reading the drive...blinks about 6 times....stops....then blinks another 6 times....then stops. Then no more USB light. Nothing on the desktop either.


Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:36
by johnnyhay
Dev stands for Device.
Sda stands for Scalabe Disk Array, I think.
So.. anything in the /dev/ should be a device or device drivers.
Please, someone, correct me if I'm wrong.
Can you please post your info you get when you type in df -hi

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Please print and read to help you out developing your linux skills.
You'll be glad you did.

df -hi

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:59
by stalexone
Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
28M 510K 28M 2% /
udev 31K 1.6K 30K 6% /dev
/dev/hda1 26K 38 26K 1% /boot
tmpfs 31K 1 31K 1% /dev/shm

This is what I see when it is connected...thanks!

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:17
by johnnyhay
It's not connecting...
What does df -h give you?
Try a different usb port. If that doesn't work. Google, reformat flash drvie to FAT32 or ask lynx.

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:55
by lxnay
Plug-in your usb drive, wait, uhm.... 15 seconds, then open a terminal and type: dmesg -s 100000 > debug.txt

Open debug.txt and paste its content here.