Bug 172032 - Modules required for USB stick not loaded during boot
Summary: Modules required for USB stick not loaded during boot
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 172031
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-10-29 16:01 UTC by wdef200
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-10-29 16:06:08 UTC

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Description wdef200 2005-10-29 16:01:44 UTC
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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?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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 16:06:08 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 172031 ***

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