Fedora 11 - re-mount a usb drive

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Sat Jul 25 10:18:46 UTC 2009

FlatBall wrote:
> I am running Fedora 11 on an old IBM Desktop box. Running as a
> server (NO GUI). When I mount a usb drive with the command:
> mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb
> The drive mounts up just fine. (It took me forever to figure out
> that sda1 didn't work on this box.)

/dev/sda is you internal hard drive.

> The problem comes if I umount it and take the drive out of the 
> usb port. After plugging it back in, the mount command no longer
> works. It barks about specifying the file system, and when I
> specify the file system, it says that there is no device there.
> If I restart the server (a bit extreme to mount a usb drive) it
> works fine.
You need to check /var/log/messages when you plug it in. I am
guessing that it is /dev/sdc the second time.


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