View Full Version : Help: Mounting a USB Jump drive/Hard drive
02-17-2006, 05:33 PM
I am having problems mounting a USB jump drive...dmesg shows it recognized it, cat /proc/partition shows it. anddd...there was another one.....can't remember what it was, but it shows up as sda or sda1 yet when I do 'mount /dev/sda1' it says it can't be found.
Same deal with a hard drive...any ideas?
02-17-2006, 06:15 PM
does /dev/sda actualy exsist? do you have a /dev/scsi/* ? if neither, you may have to mknod the device files
mount with only one argument (a device name or mount point) is a shortcut that works only if the device/mount-point pair is already referenced in the file /etc/fstab, which is why you get the 'not found' error.
For a new device, you must specify both the device name (/dev/sda1) and the mount point (directory name) you want it to appear under.
02-17-2006, 07:18 PM
yes of course Im sorry I forgot to mention that. I did this exactly 'mount /dev/sda1 /home/user/MyDocs/HD' after creating HD, and still no dice.
Nope..no /dev/sda no /dev/scsi BUT when cat /proc/partition it shows sda (full capacity of hard drive) sda1 (partition one) sda2 (parition 2).
03-27-2006, 03:52 AM
Maybe because the USB Jum Drive is not self power supplied and the 770 usb port doesn't offer any mA. Try to supply it via an HUB.
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