usb pendrive not detected
Topic: usb pendrive not detected
started by: starslight
Posted by starslight on Aug. 01 2007,14:00Hello, I am having trouble getting DSL-N to pick-up my usb key. The usb port is detected properly on start-up and will work fine with a usb mouse or keyboard. The usb key (which was formatted in fat fs) however does not show up in the mount tool or with fdisk. I tried editing fstab but I still cannot get it to work. Suggestions?
Ps - I am using the current release
Posted by lucky13 on Aug. 01 2007,14:07Which version are you running? Did you search like I suggested?
Change log for dsl-n-0.1RC4
5. Fixed USB2 not loading bug
< http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/dsl-n/f/viewtopic/342.html >
Posted by starslight on Aug. 01 2007,14:31I am runing RC4 and it is a usb 2.0. I've searched the forums for answer but have found no working solution (this is what led me to edit the fstab).
Posted by stupid_idiot on Aug. 01 2007,22:101. lsusb - Lists all USB devices.
Check that your pendrive is detected.
2. If not, I would check to see the USB 2.0 host module is loaded:
Scroll up and down (Shift+PgUp/PgDn) and see if either "usb-ehci" or "usb-ohci" is loaded. If not, try modprobe:
modprobe usb-ehci - For motherboard with Intel chipset
modprobe usb-ohci - For other brands (nVidia, SiS, VIA, etc)
Also make sure that "usb-storage" is loaded. If not, then:
3. Try all possible device names:
mount -t vfat /dev/sdXX mountpoint
sda, sdb, sdc, sdd...
sda1, sdb1, sdc1, sdd1...
Posted by starslight on Aug. 02 2007,00:28
Thanks for your help! I used lsusb and it was able to detect my usb key. I then ran lsmod and everything thing is loaded.. And finally I am still not able to mount using any of the common names. Where do I go from here?
Posted by Juanito on Aug. 02 2007,03:34I dimly remember seeing something in the old dsl-n forums about USB devices sometimes (it doesn't happen to me) being seen as uda1, uda2 or something like that (have a look in /dev/u*).
Posted by starslight on Aug. 02 2007,11:12Thanks for your reply! Yes I've read this as well but I can't find it under these names either.
Posted by curaga on Aug. 02 2007,11:26uba*
Posted by curaga on Aug. 02 2007,11:28Try "fdisk -l uba" if it lists the partitions, it's uba1
Posted by starslight on Aug. 02 2007,12:05Thank you for your reply. I tried your suggestion but it didn't show any results.