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Subject: Re: usb-storage not recognizing archos 20g fm recorder in linux
From: Mike Holden (
Date: 2003-10-26

Alexandre Belloni said:
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 10:39:59AM -0400, John covici wrote :
>> What do you mean "mounted your usbfs" -- this is part of the /proc
>> file system which of course is mounted.
> Do you have a line like that in your /etc/fstab ?
> none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
> if not, usbfs is not mounted so there is nothing in /proc/bus/usb

My Mandrake 9.0 system doesn't have a mount entry in /etc/fstab, but the
filesystem is however mounted. If I run the "mount" command with no
parameters, I have this entry in the output:

none on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)

I presume therefore that something else takes care of mounting it.

Further investigation shows that it is handled by /etc/rc.d/init.d/usb
startup script. This happens id there is an entry for usbdevfs in

Mike Holden

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