[ubuntu-uk] FW: USB Drives
admin at x3n.me.uk
Tue Jun 5 01:58:26 BST 2007
Dave Walker wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-06-04 at 22:41 +0100, Ian Pascoe wrote:
>> The USB drive doesn't appear anywhere in /Media - I see my floppy drive, two
>> CD Rom drive and the various HD partitions, but nothing else.
>> I've run DESG and there's a lot of output! What's the command to send the
>> screen output to a text file, in particular I need to send it to HDB4 aka
>> "Dual Data", file name output.txt?
I wouldn't bother with faffing around with dmesg output right yet.
There are quite a few known issues with Feisty and mounting USB storage
at the moment.
It's worth checking the output of the command fdisk -l (not run as sudo)
after you have plugged in the device.
If there is output then you will have all the info you need to mount it.
for example: `fdisk -l`
Disk /dev/xxx: 129 MB, 129892352 bytes
16 heads, 16 sectors/track, 991 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 256 * 512 = 131072 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/xxxx * 1 990 126703+ 6 FAT16
if you get something like that you can manually mount it using `pmount
changing xxxx for the name of the device that the output of `fdisk -l`
pmount will mount arbitrary hotpluggable devices as normal user if it is
successful you should find the device is mounted to the location:
to unmount the device use pumount /dev/xxxx
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