Mounting problem: USB storage device on RHEL 3.0...
Posted on 2004-10-05
I have a Memorex 256MB USB thumbdrive that I occasionally plug into my RedHat Enterpise Linux 3.0 PC. As of yesterday, when I plug it in and try and mount it, I get an error and I can't figure it out.
I have never had this problem with it before.
The following is what I do:
$ mkdir -p /mnt/mrexdisk
$ mount -tvfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/mrexdisk
The mount command returns the following error:
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device
My storage device has been formatted in FAT.
I continue to plug it in and use it on my Windows PC all the time (reading/writing to it) without any problem.
Thanks in Advance for your help.