Mount USB drive problems on server

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Wed Nov 15 07:06:07 UTC 2006

On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 01:42:32 -0500
Anthony Yarusso <tonyyarusso at> wrote:

> Nov 15 01:37:28 duluth kernel: [43477238.610000] usb 4-6: new high speed
> USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
> That's the only line I get, nothing about a /dev entry or anything like
> that.

Hmm ... 

I don't know what that output actually means, other than the fact that the
sytem knows it exists ;-) , and I'm surprised you didn't see more than that
( my example was using a USB memory stick here, not a drive as such)

One way to get a better clue what the system is likely to see it as, is to
plug it in to your other machine, where it "just works", then look
at /etc/mtab on that machine with

less /etc/mtab

Mine shows this line at the bottom after plugging the stick in:

/dev/sda1 /media/USB vfat
0 0

(ignore the wrap )

Someone else may know a better way, but I think if you can do this, it will
give you a clue as to what the /dev/  designation should be.

HTH , and all that ...


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