Automounting flash drives
Mikkel L. Ellertson
mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Thu Mar 1 05:58:57 UTC 2007
Braden McDaniel wrote:
> I have a flash drive that came formatted as FAT16. In this original
> configuration, FC6 has no problem automounting it. However, if I reformat
> the drive using Gparted (to ext2, FAT32, or even FAT16), it no longer
> What magic is going on here?
Did you format the entire drive (/dev/sda) or the first partition
(/dev/sda1)? If you formatted the entire drive, then it will have
problems. You may also have to give the partition a label before it
will auto-mount. (I thought they fixed that in one of the updates,
but I could be wrong.) Unlabeled media should still get mounted in
/media, with a generic name...
(It is late, and I don't remember if gparted will make a file system
without a partition...)
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