How to mount usb stick
On Debian sarge, kernel 2.6.8 with hotplug,
how do I mount my usb?
Is it automatically mounted and where?
If not, is there a way for me to have it automatically mounted?
I need access to my usb stick (disc-on-key) badly :(
1) make sure you have a line like
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb vfat noauto,user,fmask=133,dmask=022 0 0
in your /etc/fstab.
2) mount it:
$ mount /mnt/usb
3) If it is not formatted, use
# fdisk /dev/hda
delete what is there before and make a new partition. Format it
# mkfs -t vfat /dev/hda1
(I am not completely sure about command syntax, check it).
OK, I can now mount usb successfully, but how do I get it to auto-detect my disc-on-key and mount it automatically when plugged in?
in fstab I've changed noauto to auto in the usb line, but this doesn't seems to do the trick...
My fstab looks like this:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
and the stick gets mounted when I open the /mnt/usb folder (just like a floppy).
You probably don't want to change the noauto to auto, because that will try to mount on boot (I think)--you don't want that. Just put a line like mine or the other one above and the stick will mount when you open the folder.
I'm I'm using Fluxbox and Rox-filer on Debian Sarge with 2.6.8, so this might make some difference.
Personally I'm not into automounting. I've installed xvmount and assigned an appicon (that is, a quick launch icon) for it in WindowMaker. (xvmount is a GUI tool that allows you to mount devices mentioned in fstab with one click and unmount them with another click.) Now, whenever I need to access a cdrom, floppy, or usb-stick, I launch xvmount and click on the xvmount button for the device I wish to mount. Then I leave xvmount open in the background so that I can tell with just one look if there are any unmounted devices. With automount systems you can never be sure if they work as expected but using xvmount I can make sure that all data has been transferred before I remove cdrom/floppy/usb-stick.
An alternative way would be to use MToolsFM (provided you use vfat formatted floppies/usb-sticks), as I describe in this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=250852
Using MToolsFM you don't need to mount devices and, hence, there's no fear of losing data when you remove floppy or usb-stick.
Thanks, I'll check it...
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