The continuing saga of my USB memory key

Ben Novack bennovack at
Thu Sep 30 04:49:24 UTC 2004

A correction - I actually typed sudo mount /dev/sda /mnt/usbdrive -t fat.

Tried it with both the flash drive and the HD.

Also, I tried manually making a /mnt/usbdrive directory, Got the same error.

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 00:14:22 -0400, Ben Novack <bennovack at> wrote:
> I ran demsg, but I can't post its contents because I've got no way to
> get anything off of Ubuntu - I have no network access because I can't
> get to neccessary packages on my USB key, which is the whole problem.
> When I plug in my USB key or external HD, it's seen and recognized
> with scsi emulation at sda - but it's not mounted, and my newbie
> attempts to manually mount (sudo mount /dev/sda /mnt/usbdrive) lead to
> complaints that the mountpoint doesn't exist.
> Any ideas, or specific things I should look for?
> Danke,
> ---BHN

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