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#1 2003-11-15 09:41:24

LB06
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From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2003-10-29
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USB-pendrive probs [wiki]

I'm trying to get my pendrive working, but so far I have not succeeded yet. UHCI is compiled into the kernel and usb-storage is loaded as a module. I have also added usbdevfs to my /etc/fstab, which is now mounted in /proc/bus/usb. My pendrive is detected (according to /proc/bus/usb/devices. Stll, I am unable to access it. I don't know which device I should use for my /etc/fstab. In old style it's always been /dev/sda. Can someone help me out?

btw sorry for my bad English.

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#2 2003-11-15 10:45:06

dauphin
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Registered: 2003-07-09
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Re: USB-pendrive probs [wiki]

I was having a similar problem, but eventually identified my pen drive as /dev/sd/c0b0t0u0p1.    I haven't yet worked out how to assign it a more user-friendly name, but at least this enabled me to access it.

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#3 2003-11-15 13:08:47

neri
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Re: USB-pendrive probs [wiki]

Hi,

LB06 wrote:

I'm trying to get my pendrive working, but so far I have not succeeded yet. UHCI is compiled into the kernel and usb-storage is loaded as a module. I have also added usbdevfs to my /etc/fstab, which is now mounted in /proc/bus/usb. My pendrive is detected (according to /proc/bus/usb/devices. Stll, I am unable to access it. I don't know which device I should use for my /etc/fstab. In old style it's always been /dev/sda. Can someone help me out?

btw sorry for my bad English.

a pendrive is something like an USB-stick, I assume? So you should try
hotplug -> pacman -S hotplug . Make sure you have "unofficial"
uncommented in /etc/pacman.conf. hotplug is a deamon which should be
started in the /etc/rc.conf. Alternatively, you can activate it for testing,
(after install - no reboot or other neccessary), by "/etc/rc.d/hotplug start".
Then a new device should appear in  /dev/discs/discX/part1. This can be
mounted. Most sticks are pre-formatted using fat32 so mount them with
"-t vfat" option or reformat it.

HTH,
bye neri

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#4 2003-11-16 08:30:51

LB06
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From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2003-10-29
Posts: 435

Re: USB-pendrive probs [wiki]

@dauphin:  /dev/sd/ does not exist


@neri: A pendrive is a USB-memorystick, yes. I already installed hotplug, but it gives me this message: ** can't synthesize pci hotplug events. I don't know if it has anything to do with my usb-stick, but at least hotplug starts correctly.

Then a new device should appear in /dev/discs/discX/part1

It doesn't. There's only a disc0, and that's my main disk.

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#5 2003-11-16 10:36:03

neri
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From: Victoria, Canada
Registered: 2003-05-04
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Re: USB-pendrive probs [wiki]

Hi LB06,

@neri: A pendrive is a USB-memorystick, yes. I already installed hotplug, but it gives me this message: ** can't synthesize pci hotplug events. I don't know if it has anything to do with my usb-stick, but at least hotplug starts correctly.

I get the same error, but usb-sticks, digcam and mp3-plyer work for me.

Then a new device should appear in /dev/discs/discX/part1

It doesn't. There's only a disc0, and that's my main disk.

Maybe you miss understood: this disk will not appear after you installed
hotplug but after you inserted your stick. AFAIR, that's all I did to get the
stuff working here.

bye neri

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#6 2003-11-16 18:09:56

LB06
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From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2003-10-29
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Re: USB-pendrive probs [wiki]

I was well aware of that, but there still is only one disk, even with my usb-stick plugged in.

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#7 2003-11-17 11:43:40

rasat
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From: Finland, working in Romania
Registered: 2002-12-27
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Re: USB-pendrive probs [wiki]

Try to load and mount manually (this how I do with my 128Mb Thumb Drive):
modprobe usb-storage
modprobe usb-ohci (or usb-uhci)

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/xxx

To use old device system names (hda, sda, etc.), untag "OLD SYSTEM" (??) in /etc/devfs.conf

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