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Re: Mounting a USB Mass Storage Device

Samuel Bächler wrote:
 Is the vfat module loaded? You might want to check the filesystem
 type with "file -s /dev/sdb1". Also are you able to access the files
 on any other system? If the data on the usb drive is not important,
 then try formatting it. "mkdosfs /dev/sdb1" will create a fat16
 filesystem while mke2fs will create an ext2 partition.

Thanks a lot! I learned quite a lot this weekend, :-).

Summary of mistakes:
(1) I wanted to mount a wrong device (sda1 instead of sdb1).

So it was a Windows partition you were seeing. Sorry about the error, but I still advise deleting and reformatting it.

(2) Did not have the vfat module and the usb_storage module loaded.



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