Joined: Dec. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 05 2008,03:28
Sorry about any lack of clarity.
I have two home computers and in charge of several (dozens?) at the school i work at. My main unit at home is a desktop (newer unit, 1 GHz processor, etc.) for most of my work. The little Toshiba laptop in question was given to me.
The Lexar jump drive works just fine in my desktop and any computers at school, both Linux and Windows. It has no partitions (and G-Parted confirms this) and it only fails to work when inserted into this laptop when running DSL -- Windoze recognizes it. I don't know why /mnt shows sda1, sda2, etc. It's formatted as it came -- FAT16. I did run emelfm after finding out about that program yesterday but still couldn't get it to mount.
Soo- i am perplexed. I will run DSL live on my big desktop later to see if possibly there is some weird corruption in the CD (version 4.2). I don't know what else might be the problem. Weird...
(Just saw your edit). I might have messed something up -- BUT i had this problem from the get-go. I rewrote after the problem ocurred, not before, so i wouldn't think that is the problem. I have rebooted several times....
I DID plug in another dying/dead jump drive, trying to see if any computer would open it; however i doubt that hurt anything. It didn't in the other computers.
Sooo--i can try running the laptop off the live CD and test the jump drive. If it works, it sounds like time for a reinstall (UGH!). That would mean i start over from scratch, if i understand DSL -- no preserving data in the home folder, right?.
Thanks for spending this much of your time on my problem. I'll keep trying your suggestions.