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Old 10-31-2006, 03:55 AM   #1
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Where Can I Put Data On A Memorystick

I am a novice linux red-hat user.I want to put data on a memorystick but i dont know how.Please help me, its URGENT!!!
Old 10-31-2006, 04:27 AM   #2
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If you're using an IDE system and the USB stick doesn't mount automatically.

On the command line, as root:

mkdir /mnt/usb


mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

You can shortcut (symlink) to the /mnt/usb folder with

ln -s /mnt/usb ~/Desktop
(Do the above command as user not as root).

You might need to make the /mnt/usb folder writable for users.

If you're on a SATA machine then

mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb

If neither work then unplug the usb stick and then plug the usb stick back in and open a terminal and type, as root, tail -f /var/log/messages and watch the messages that appear in the terminal to see which /dev/xxx the system assigns to the usb device then append one of the above commands.


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