Bug 172031 - Modules required for USB stick not loaded during boot
Modules required for USB stick not loaded during boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
: 172032 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-10-29 11:46 EDT by wdef200
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-05 16:36:03 EDT
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Description wdef200 2005-10-29 11:46:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
Samsung Mighty Drive 500MB usb stick cannot be mounted after plugging in because
device /dev/sda1 does not exist.  On investigation, the required modules are not being loaded during boot.  This is fixed after boot by either running System Tools --> Hardware Browser, or manually loading scsi_mod, sd_mod and usb-storage.

More permanent workaround is to edit /etc/rc.sysinit to load the required modules during boot.  Usb stick connected during boot can then be automounted and icon will be present on desktop as expected.

Suggests something wrong in /etc/rc.sysinit?

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add usual line to /etc/fstab to allow mounting of usb stick
2. Plug in usb stick
3. Try to mount

Actual Results:  Mount fails.  /dev/sda1 does not exist.

Expected Results:  vfat filesystem on /dev/sda1 should get mounted on mountpoint.

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My apologies if this duplicates another report - I could not find one quite the same however there are complaints that are conceivably related -  see


Inspiration for the workaround came from


which is related?
Comment 1 wdef200 2005-10-29 12:06:20 EDT
*** Bug 172032 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 wdef200 2005-10-29 12:08:36 EDT
I unwittingly submitted this twice, hence #172032
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-10-31 15:25:39 EST
Can you post the kernel messages that appear when you insert the stick?
Comment 4 John Thacker 2006-05-05 16:36:03 EDT
Closing due to lack of response by reporter.

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