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Re: help with USB drive



Its formated as vfat.  When I plug it in, the light on
the drive stays on for about 1 minute and then its
off.  Also, I did not get anything from the
/var/log/messages file with the tail -f.  When I do a
fdisk -l, it did not show up as well. ???


--- Pedro Fernandes Macedo
<webmaster margo bijoux nom br> wrote:
> ehemdal wrote:
> 
> > mkdir /media/usbdisk
> > chmod 777 /media/usbdisk # setting permissions for
> ease of use
> > mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk
> >
> I'd suggest doing a tail -f /var/log/messages  while
> plugging the 
> device. This way , you'll know for sure if it's
> recognized as sda or sdb 
> (in my computer , I never got any pendrive to be
> recognized as sdb , but 
> yesterday on my friend's computer , his pendrive was
> recognized as sdb , 
> even though it was the only USB/SCSI device).
> 
> > If you have a USB disk that is an NTFS volume, I
> am not sure how far 
> > you can get, because I haven't worked on NTFS
> support. But I found I 
> > could build a new filesystem with
> >
> > mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sda
> >
> > Then it was easy to mount.
> 
> If it's NTFS volume , then he'd need the NTFS module
> , available on 
> livna and on the NTFS project homepage 
> (http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/).  All
> instructions needed are 
> available on the NTFS project homepage.
> 
> --
> Pedro Macedo
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