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Re: Mount usb devices

Dave Feustel wrote:
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 02:55:28PM -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
Dave Feustel wrote:
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 03:24:25PM -0500, Mark Haney wrote:
Dave Feustel wrote:
I have found no info on how to mount usb disk drives on Fedora.

How is it done?

Can F9 mount *BSD file systems?


Uh, you should bve able to just plug it in and fedora will automount it if it recognizes the file system.
I see no messages from f9 when I plug the drive in.

In the logs, or as a popup message? It should be quietly mounted on
/media/<name>. You can control what <name> will be if you label the

When I plug in the usb disk, I now get a popup saying the volume
(OpenBSD ffs file system) cannot be mounted. Where do I find info on how
to partition the drive appropriately for fedora?

FFS is the BSD "fast file system" (yes, the Amiga also had an FFS, but
since the OP said "BSD", I'm going to discount the Amiga).  I think
Linux' UFS filesystem can mount it but I'm not sure.  If it can, it
should automount, but UFS may not recognize FFS markers even if it can
mount it.  You can try forcing UFS to see if it'll work.

First, make a directory somewhere where you want to mount it.  A good
place would be in either /media or /mnt.  I'd do it in /mnt to leave
/media pristine for automounts:

	mkdir /mnt/test

Do a "dmesg" just before you plug in the drive, plug it in, wait a few
seconds and do "dmesg" again.  The additional lines from dmesg should
refer to the device you plugged in.  You'll probably see something like

	sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
	 sdb: sdb1

(that's from plugging in a FLASH drive).  In this case, the drive
itself is sdb (/dev/sdb) and it contains one partition, sdb1 (or
/dev/sdb1).  Then:

	mount -t ufs /dev/sdXY /path/to/your/mount/point

In this case, "mount -t ufs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/test

If it mounts up, voila!  If not, either you didn't specify the right
partition or UFS doesn't mount FFS stuff.  I don't have any FFS drives
handy or I'd test it for you.
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