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Re: help with USB drive

Charles Li wrote:

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. ???

make sure you have root access to do
/sbin/fdisk -l

--- 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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