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#1 2005-03-09 04:24:52

JohnSchuster
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From: USA, DC
Registered: 2005-01-19
Posts: 23

USB Drive Support

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?

Thanks,

John


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#2 2005-03-09 08:16:13

smith
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From: Crescent City, CA
Registered: 2005-02-19
Posts: 77

Re: USB Drive Support

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

http://wiki2.archlinux.org/index.php/USB%20Sticks


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#3 2005-03-09 22:07:35

T-Dawg
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From: Wilmington, NC
Registered: 2005-01-29
Posts: 2,734

Re: USB Drive Support

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.

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#4 2005-03-10 05:24:27

JohnSchuster
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From: USA, DC
Registered: 2005-01-19
Posts: 23

Re: USB Drive Support

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).

Thanks All!

John


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