[Scottish] USB memory sticks and SuSE 9.3

Adam jiggy at clara.co.uk
Mon Jan 2 12:09:33 GMT 2006

Colin McKinnon wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> On Sunday 01 January 2006 23:54, Robert Barbour wrote:
>>The only indication I can find that the USB port is detected is when I go
>>into system information and it tells me the name of the memory stick -
>>presumably this is the 'volume label' allocated by the friend who provided
>>the stick.
> So the physical hardware seems to be working OK. (on my SuSE 10 box, and IIRC 
> SuSE 9.1, I can hot plug USB memory cards - the system automaticaly mounts 
> them).
> What does mount show?
> What happens when you try to manually mount the disk (typically it will be 
> mapped to the first free SCSI device - e.g. /dev/sda)?
> Try watching /var/log/messages while you plug it in (open a konsole window and 
> type in 
> 	su
> 	(your root password)
> 	tail -f /var/log/messages
> Can you access the disk from a different machine / a different operating 
> system? 
> Since your machine is detecting the disk, this rather suggests that it doesn't 
> like the format of the disk (IIRC this came up on the list about a year ago - 
> the poster resolved the problem by reformatting as a DOS disk).

Mines uses fat32 and Ive yet to find a distro that wont read it, its 
been a while since I used Suse but on Fedora it automatically mounts in 
media and not in mnt. But if it isnt mounting it properly you can also 
try adding a line into /etc/fstab with the details and manually mounting 
it, I could explain a bit better but my head hurts too much from the new 
year ;o)



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