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    Question Linux - Mounting USB Media

    I would like some help in mounting my usb smartmedia device in Red Hat 8. It uses the fat filesystem. I know it can be done as Suse 8.1 configured my system to use it on install.
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    this is just a suggestion based on how my usb zip drive works, i think it is mounted through /dev/zip, maybe you could try /dev/usb0 or 1 or something like that since its a USB storage device...

    im assuming this smartmedia is some form of card device for a camera or something, maybe there might be a driver you could install for it or there may be a generic drive for this type of device available to enable some form of functionality

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    There is an abundance of info on the www that will help you!

    Try the below site which should help u out!
    linux-usb

    This is probably what your looking for...
    http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x498.html

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    I know USB zip drives (iomega) use scsi emulation, wich has to be added in the kernel configuration..

    the usb zipdrive uses /dev/sda0 on my system..

    I haven't used USB smart-media readers, I have a PCMCIA smartreader that uses /dev/hde1 on my system..

    I do know it can be done, on ANY modern linux system..
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    Thanks guys I'll give it a go tonight when I have some spare time and let you know.
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    Bear in mind that under Linux USB mass storage usually emulates SCSI (always?).

    On my system, I added a line to /etc/fstab

    Code:
    /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 /mnt/camera     vfat mask=0,sync,nosuid,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,noauto,nodev,codepage=850    0 0
    Bear in mind that that used the devfs-style device name "/dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/part1", it emulates a scsi disc.

    Because I added the "user" and "noauto" options, it doesn't automount at boot, but can be mounted by a normal user. So I just do

    mount /mnt/camera

    and

    umount /mnt/camera

    whenever required.

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