thumb drive - huh?
jgedge at amis.com
Mon Mar 14 15:43:00 MST 2005
I'd check the /var/log/messages file with
tail -f /var/log/messages
observe this as you plug the thumb drive in/out to see which device it's
being assigned too. Some of these USB devices are a little tricky to
follow -- I've noticed that at work on RedHat7.3-- I can just add an
entry to the /etc/fstab file like you described-- and at home on
SuSE8.2-- It goes through with some proc daemon that auto mounts my usb
keychain. Since I've formatted my flash keychain drive as an ext2
format-- I need to have an entry in the /etc/fstab to force it to ext2
fs. At home-- the only trick is I have to manually unmount the
incorrectly mounted device and then manually remount it.
As far as you file.. the line you've added has an extra space between
*noauto,* and *users,*
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/thumb vfat,ext2,hfsplus noauto, users,dev 0 0
space right here --> X
Try pulling that out and see if everything works...
Jared Bernard wrote:
>I'm not sure what's going on with my thumb drive on my main box.
>first I 'mkdir /mnt/thumb'
>/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults,noatime 1 1
>/dev/hda2 swap swap sw,pri=1 0 0
>none /proc proc defaults 0 0
>none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devmode=0666 0 0
>none /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0
>none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
>/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,users,dev,ro 0 0
>/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,users,dev,ro 0 0
>/dev/floppy /mnt/floppy vfat,ext2,hfsplus noauto,users,dev 0 0
>/dev/sda1 /mnt/flash vfat,ext2,hfsplus noauto,users,dev 0 0
>I add the following line the end:
>/dev/sdb1 /mnt/thumb vfat,ext2,hfsplus noauto, users,dev 0 0
>plug in the thumb drive.
>dir - /mnt/thumb and the last line in /etc/fstab disappears.
>What's going on?
>/dev/sda1 is a flash card reader, I assumed since the thumb drive is flash as
>well that the entry in fstab should be similar. Though, even if it was
>entered incorrectly what would make it disappear?
>Is there something wrong with my entry in fstab?
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