On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 18:36, Paul O'Malley wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 16:26, Marek McGann wrote:
> > Picked up a nice new Philips "wearable audio" mp3 key, but having a
> > nightmare trying to mount it under Mandrake 10.0.
> > mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
> > either hangs (there's no output and the process can't be killed) or
> > reports that /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device. The actual device is
> > there though, and in HardDrake's hardware listing is classed as a
> > hard-drive. Trying to configure it from there though, just ends up me
> > being given my hda partition table with no other devices to choose from.
>> Perhaps this will help, I had a simular issue with a Mustec camera it
> worked for me after I let mandrake find it on boot up and auto detect it
> and a usb fob.
>> It can now be seen and even presents itself on the desktop .
> The same issue with a USB key
> So if you attach the full camera (do not take out the card when the
> camera is attached to the computer :-))
> It complained the first time it detected the usb mounted fob but now I
> can use it no problem.
Managed, after some wrangling, to get Mandrake to auto-detect it, and I
now have an icon on my desktop claiming there's a storage device mounted
at /mnt/removable. Problem is the storage device is 0 B in size. The
device that's mounted is:
There is a /dev/sda1 now, but mount claims it's not a valid block
Also tried Rick's suggestion of just using /dev/sda, but same story.
I tried the thing on my Fedora Core 1 system at home yesterday evening
and it worked first time with no problem ("mount -t vfat /dev/sda1
/mnt/usb"). Thought it might be a kernel issue so - a few sites
suggested upgrading to kernel 2.6.7. Have just done that, to no avail,
everything still appears to be not working in the same way.
Thanks for your help though.
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