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Old 01-24-2006, 10:30 AM   #1
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usb memory stick in debian


sorry for asking so many questions today

i need to get my usb memory stick mounted in debian. get no idea, and google was not particularly helpful, it game me lots of results for how to boot debian from a usb stick.

so how do i do it? and preferably in a way that i can just plug and play.




(debian is looking pretty good tho. it runs super quick and i love apt-get)
 
Old 01-24-2006, 10:38 AM   #2
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For a standard desktop install of either Debian SARGE or Debian SID, I've always just plugged the silly thing into a free USB port and it automatically mounts itself and shows up as a little icon on my Gnome desktop. Not special activities or software installations required. Right-click on the icon and choose "unmount" to release the thing.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 10:53 AM   #3
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hmmmmmz well i did not do a "standard" install. i installed the base system, then xserver + kde

so are there some packages i should add to sort it out?
 
Old 01-24-2006, 11:08 AM   #4
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My guess would be these (listing comes from my SID box), but I can't say for sure:
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$ dpkg --list | grep usb
ii  libusb-0.1-4    0.1.10a-22            userspace USB programming library
ii  usbutils        0.71+cvs20051029-4    USB console utilities
 
Old 01-24-2006, 11:27 AM   #5
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nope, already got those 2
 
Old 01-24-2006, 11:59 AM   #6
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Check out this article.

http://www.debianhelp.org/Article3529.html

However as haertig stated these mount for me automatically (MyMusix mp3 1gb, panasonic mp3 player 128mb, and lexar 128 flash drive.) These all worked on a sarge and etch install.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 12:37 PM   #7
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do you have hal and dbus installed?, also if you are using sid/etch you may need pmount.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 01:52 PM   #8
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I use Debian stable with KDE. The way I got USB drives to work was rather manual. First, I manually created an fstab entry for the USB partition. Second, I created a KDE desktop icon named "USB" as a hard drive partition device icon. Nothing at all happens automatically when I plug in a USB drive. I have to manually right click on the "USB" desktop icon and select "mount" to mount it. Then I have to manually right click on the icon and select "unmount" when I'm done.

It's not very elegant, but it works.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 02:16 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cuiq
Check out this article.

http://www.debianhelp.org/Article3529.html

However as haertig stated these mount for me automatically (MyMusix mp3 1gb, panasonic mp3 player 128mb, and lexar 128 flash drive.) These all worked on a sarge and etch install.
thanks, that guide worked! and thanks to the rest of you too.

i might need some help later setting it up to auto mount because this laptop is for my sister who is not l33t in the slightest :P

needs to be set out how she can use it without too many hitches

thanks again for all your help
 
  


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