[plug] trying to read 128mb usb memory stick in Mandrake 9.2

Brad Campbell brad at wasp.net.au
Mon Dec 6 19:44:57 WST 2004

Simon Duff wrote:
> I believe memory sticks use /dev/sdXy, usually /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda 
> (depending on partitioning).
> Not certain about mandrake though

The usb-storage driver registers as a SCSI interface, thus your USB mass storage devices come up as 

You could use the entire device (/dev/sda) or you could partition it (/dev/sda1)

A quick fdisk -l /dev/sda will tell you what is there and how it is set up. If there is no output 
it's an entire device, or else it will give you the partition layout.

excerpt from my /etc/fstab

/dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 auto user,noauto,sync

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