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Re: [gNewSense-users] USB Flash Drives

From: Peter Garrett
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] USB Flash Drives
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 12:42:39 +1100

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 19:35:23 -0400
Matthew Flaschen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Kevin Dean wrote:
> > Is "Unmounted Removable Medium" also checked?
> Yes, it was.

Matthew -

Possible things to try:

* Before plugging in your USB , issue

tail -f /var/log/syslog

Look for lines like:

Mar 20 12:29:35 localhost kernel: [15737.025294] sda: assuming drive
cache: write through Mar 20 12:29:35 localhost kernel: [15737.025684]
sda: sda1

This tells you the system has seen the device as /dev/sda1

..  alternatively, run   dmesg | tail   directly after plugging in
( similar information)

* Try the command

pmount /dev/sda1

then look in /media/   -  here  the device above shows as

ls -l /media 
drwx------  8 peter root 16384 1970-01-01 10:00 disk

( funny date stamp ! )

And in the file manager as "disk" , not surprisingly ;-)

If this works, you can unmount with

pumount /dev/sda1

* See if you have the package " ivman" installed - if not, try installing
it . It does automagic mounting of volumes 

See   " apt-cache show ivman "

* If none of that works .....  set up a static line in fstab for the
device: but this will not work well, because udev will assign different
numbers depending on the order you plug usb devices etc into the system.

* If none of this works, I'm out of ideas! :-)


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