Checking Modules

Posted on 2004-12-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I have purchased all 7 debian Cd's and have loaded them onto a machine, i am trying to load a usb flash drive. In another thread i posted about this flash drive problem, "gtkfreak" gave me an article to read which says that i must check what modules are loaded.

I am logged in as root and i run lsmod,

The only module it reports is

In the article it shows an example where there are numerous modules loaded.

If i loaded debian from purchased cd's, surely more modules, or all the repuired modules to run basic services would have loaded.

does anybody no where my modules are, and if they did not load, how do i get them.

Question by:mustekkzn
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    Accepted Solution

    There are two ways to load drivers ...

    one is by insmod which is modular, allowing the user to remove and load modules at will...

    the other is if the modules are precompiled into the kernel which seems to be your case.
    to view which modules are loaded you can look at the kernel messages by typing dmesg | less and looking for the modules there.  

    for flash drives I am guessing you are looking for usbstorage modules.

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    Expert Comment

    > i am trying to load a usb flash drive
    Please try to plug in yourUSB flash drive and do
    fdisk -l /dev/sda
    If there were something show up (/dev/sda1), then as root
    # mkdir -p /mnt/usb; mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
    # ls -al /mnt/usb


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