thumb drive - huh?

Jared Bernard jared.bernard at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 19:02:08 MST 2005


On Monday 14 March 2005 5:43, Justin Gedge wrote:
> 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.
>
This is what I get, but I don't fully understand it.

'Mar 14 20:58:14 mepis1 kernel: usb 1-3: USB disconnect, address 4
Mar 14 20:58:15 mepis1 usb.agent[3348]: update fstab on remove device
Mar 14 20:58:15 mepis1 kernel: Device not ready.  Make sure there is a disc in 
the drive.
Mar 14 20:58:15 mepis1 scsi.agent[3340]: update fstab on remove device
Mar 14 20:58:15 mepis1 kernel: Device not ready.  Make sure there is a disc in 
the drive.
Mar 14 20:58:15 mepis1 last message repeated 2 times
Mar 14 20:58:57 mepis1 kernel: usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using 
address 5
Mar 14 20:58:57 mepis1 kernel: scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage 
devices
Mar 14 20:58:58 mepis1 kernel:   Vendor: Samsung   Model: Mighty Drive      
Rev: PMAP
Mar 14 20:58:58 mepis1 kernel:   Type:   Direct-Access                      
ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Mar 14 20:58:58 mepis1 usb.agent[3390]:      usb-storage: loaded successfully
Mar 14 20:58:58 mepis1 kernel: SCSI device sdb: 502784 512-byte hdwr sectors 
(257 MB)
Mar 14 20:58:58 mepis1 kernel: sdb: assuming Write Enabled
Mar 14 20:58:58 mepis1 kernel:  sdb: sdb1
Mar 14 20:58:58 mepis1 kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sdb at scsi3, 
channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Mar 14 20:58:58 mepis1 kernel: Attached scsi generic sg1 at scsi3, channel 0, 
id 0, lun 0,  type 0
Mar 14 20:59:04 mepis1 scsi.agent[3426]: update fstab on add device
Mar 14 20:59:04 mepis1 kernel: Device not ready.  Make sure there is a disc in 
the drive.
Mar 14 20:59:04 mepis1 kernel: Device not ready.  Make sure there is a disc in 
the drive.

JB




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