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Re: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device



Many thanks Mark,
I've tried that and it seems to work!

Andy

On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 20:49, Mark Haney wrote:
> Andy Allen wrote:
> > I'm getting an unpredictable/intermittent error when I try to mount a
> > USB memory device (flash drive) on a RedHat 9 system. As root I type
> > "mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /home/andrew/temp" and it comes up with the
> > error "/dev/sda1 is not a valid block device". The puzzling thing is
> > that it does work sometimes and I can't figure out any systematic reason
> > for the error! Any help much appreciated - thanks!
> > 
> > Andy
> > 
> 
> Sounds to me like the flash drive is being seen on something other than 
> /dev/sda.  Have you tried /dev/sdc or sdd?  I've seen this happen a 
> couple of times with mine, but haven't found a way to force it to one 
> devince name.
> 
> 
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> 
> Mark Haney
> Sr. Systems Administrator
> ERC Broadband
> (828) 350-2415



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