Hello All - I've got a cheap/light laptop running KDE and am now trying to get my USB drive working.
I see a long pause during startup - looks like the hotplug daemon does not succeed. And when I look in Konqueror it does not appear. I just did see my CD there.
I've uncommented 'usbserial in 'MODULES section of rc.conf.
I'm (ahem) trying to save/open oo documents in "compatible" formats with a common application on another OS.
Have I overlooked something?
Can you manually mount the drive? Try this as root.
mkdir /mnt/usbhd mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbhd
If this works, you'll need to add a line to your /etc/fstab and get a script for hotplug, which will automount the hard drive. The following guide should be helpful
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if your talking about a flash drive or usb stick try adding this to your /etc/fstab:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbhd vfat rw,user,noauto,sync,umask=0 0 0
after of course creating that directory smith mentioned.
You can also try auto in place of vfat if that doesn't work.
I would also recommend adding sync to your floppy line. This saves data to the disk all in one shot when the command is given versus bits and pieces of it -usefull for prevention of data loss after removing your media.
Thanks smith, Penguin!
This is now operating successfully. smith, I used your code, smith.
I haven't gotten the hotplug script in yet and will directly try.
Penguin, your suggestion code is also something I'll try. I'm intrigued by your next recommendation re sync and will pursue a deeper understanding of that as well.
So much to learn, but I soon want my original goal for this cheap light laptop - to take and return notes (for business).