[Scottish] USB memory sticks and SuSE 9.3

Robert Barbour rlbarbour at castleventures.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Jan 18 00:20:24 GMT 2006


Did what you suggest and the files on the stick appeared to be available in command mode. (/dev/sda1 did the trick)

I used the command ls /media/usbpen and got a list of the stick's contents.

Only one problem, though.

Working in KDE and using Konqueror, I still get the process dying and no access.

So how do I get access at desktop level?

Bear in mind that I have no internet access on this machine, and very much a beginner in Linux command mode.


 Message Received: Jan 17 2006, 10:40 AM
 From: "Craig Perry" <Craig.Perry at sanmex.com>
 To: rlbarbour at castleventures.fsnet.co.uk
 Subject: RE: Re: [Scottish] USB memory sticks and SuSE 9.3
 Hi Rob,
 Insert the pen drive.
 Then as root type:
 umount /media/floppy
 umount /media/floppy_1
 mkdir /media/usbpen
 mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/usbpen
 If that last command fails, try:
 mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /media/usbpen
 From: Robert Barbour [mailto:rlbarbour at castleventures.fsnet.co.uk] 
 Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 7:22 AM
 To: Alan Rutherford; Craig Perry; Martin Habets
 Subject: FW: Re: [Scottish] USB memory sticks and SuSE 9.3
 This message to Scottish is stuck with moderator, due to attachment, so
 here's a copy each ...
 	Message Received: Jan 14 2006, 06:33 PM
 	From: "Robert Barbour" 
 	To: "scottish" 
 	Subject: FW: Re: [Scottish] USB memory sticks and SuSE 9.3
 	Second try at sending attached file requested by Alan.
 	The memory stick is actually from a sony digital camera and I'm
 not sure if its owner formatted it with msdos or not.
 	However, I can't reformat it, but I can try formatting my own
 stick, as soon as I purchase one.
 	Any suggestions for a good source for 1GB stick, any makes to
 avoid etc?
 	Message Received: Jan 11 2006, 09:27 AM
 	From: "Robert Barbour" 
 	To: "SLUG-list" 
 	Subject: Re: [Scottish] USB memory sticks and SuSE 9.3
 	Attache file shows three pages of output.
 	I think the stick is in MSdos format, as you suspect.
 	So what is the solution to the file transfer problem between
 formats - I have apple, MS and Linux?
 	Message Received: Jan 09 2006, 03:16 PM
 	From: "Martin Habets" 
 	To: scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
 	Subject: Re: [Scottish] USB memory sticks and SuSE 9.3
 	It seems time to open up a terminal window (that's Konsole in
 	After you insert the stick, open the new 'floppy' icon, and get
 	error message... after all that, type in these commands in the
 	window and send the output here:
 	dmesg | tail -100
 	That should give us a start to figure out what's going on.
 	If you're couragous you could look up a line for 'sda' in the
 	output and try to browse that directory.
 	My guess is the floppy icon is used because the filesystem on
 the USB
 	stick is msdos.
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