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Old 09-15-2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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USB memory key installation


How do you install the drivers needed to use a standard usb memory key?
 
Old 09-16-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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try
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mkdir /mnt/usbstick
mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/usbstick
-Joey
 
Old 09-16-2004, 10:57 AM   #3
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What distribution are you running? Most already configure USB support and you do not need to do anything.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 01:42 PM   #4
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Most usb bulk storage devices need to be mounted from /dev/hda1, not /dev/hda, as written above. It is possible to format a disk without actual partitions, just a single large memory block, in which case /dev/hda is needed, but most flash memory isn't configured like that.

If USB isn't already configured, this page will help you to set it up:
http://www.cs.sfu.ca/%7Eggbaker/personal/cf-linux
 
Old 09-17-2004, 04:53 AM   #5
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Most usb bulk storage devices need to be mounted from /dev/hda1, not /dev/hda, as written above. It is possible to format a disk without actual partitions, just a single large memory block, in which case /dev/hda is needed, but most flash memory isn't configured like that.

If USB isn't already configured, this page will help you to set it up:
http://www.cs.sfu.ca/%7Eggbaker/personal/cf-linux
USB Mass Storage Devices are seen as scsi, hence /dev/sda(1).
 
Old 09-18-2004, 01:46 PM   #6
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Whoops, sorry. I meant sda, not hda. Here I was trying to correct somebody and I had to be corrected myself. 'Doh!
 
Old 10-18-2004, 04:08 PM   #7
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I've seen it mentioned elsewhere that I may have to edit the /etc/fstab file to mount my USB Memory Key.
Are you saying it is not necessary to do this...

I'm relatively new to Linux and don't want to modify master files if it isn't necessary.
 
  


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