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removeable usb flash memory question

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Jul 14, 2002
ok i just got this removable usb flash memory unit for my b-day

and im wondering what kernel module do i need for this thing?

and also

it says its formatted in fat (not fat32 or whatnot) should i mount this as

mount -t vfat ?/


what will it be called in /dev (never used many USB devices with linux) or will i have to mknod


Dec 12, 2003
San Francisco
I must have searched an hour yesterday for my usb flash card read-writer. I finally found it today, but my kernel needs some patches in order to use it. There is a usb device database here: http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/

Apparently, if your device is supported, it'll show up on /dev/sda1 (for win style devices) or /dev/sda4 (for mac style devices), but only if you have usb-scsi support compiled into your kernel (most do).

Before inserting the card, do a tail -f /var/log/messages... if it doesn't appear on the desktop or isn't available on a scsi device (cat /proc/scsi/scsi; lsusb; ls /proc/bus/usb/), you'll get something like this:

<date> /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: ... no modules for USB product 7cc/1/1

There still may be support for the device, search on the model number in the usb devices database at the url above.