This is driving me nuts... I have a Fujitsu Memorybird Thumbdrive that I have set up to use on my Linux box, as /dev/sda1. I just bought a Sony Microvault (128Mb, USB 2.0), and I have yet to find a way to get it to work. In the fstab, I tried /dev/sdb1, and it will not work...
The error message I get when I try to mount it is:
"Could not mount device. The reported error was: mount:wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock of /dev/sdb1, or too many mounted file systems"
I formatted it with FAT (vs. the standard FAT32) hoping that that was the problem...
I will run and see what my /var/log/messages looks like, and post some of it...