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lmart

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?howto - find hardware and install driver
« on: May 13, 2010, 04:34:04 AM »
Unable to use the Memory Stick Media Slot on my Sony VAIO VGN-S460.

#1 Is there a command/script to determine if TC even sees the memory stick?
#2 Assuming I need a driver; which and need step-by-step install howto.
#3 If I get this far, how would I mount it manually?

Having a problem with mounting.  I have a FAT32 pcmcia/CF card (/dev/hdc1).
mount -t vfat /dev/hdc does not work.  (just learning Linux)

I can mount it using the mount tool.  Is there a way to see what the mounting tool uses as the mount command?

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Re: ?howto - find hardware and install driver
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 04:40:43 AM »
#1 Is there a command/script to determine if TC even sees the memory stick?
"sudo fdisk -l"

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#2 Assuming I need a driver; which and need step-by-step install howto.
You may need the filesystems extension.

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#3 If I get this far, how would I mount it manually?
"sudo mount -t vfat /dev/hdc1 /mnt/hdc1"

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Re: ?howto - find hardware and install driver
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 05:04:35 AM »
how do i go about getting the filesysystems extensions?
Use the appbrowser to load filesystems-2.6.29.1-tinycore

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thanks for the mount command.  if i understand it correctly, i mount the filesystem of the device on a mount point, yes?
Correct, you need to use "sudo mkdir /mnt/whatever" if the mount point doesn't exist

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when tc boots, i assume it takes a stock of the laptops hardware inventory, yes?  if so, does it keep a log that i could view?
You can load the pci-utils extension and use "lspci", load the usb-utils extension and use "lsusb" and look at the results of "dmesg"

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Re: ?howto - find hardware and install driver
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 05:18:24 AM »
was able to mount /dev/hdc1 without creating a mount point, /mnt/hdc1 must exist in tc, yes?

tc will usually create mount points for devices it discovers