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Old 01-15-2003, 12:03 AM   #1
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USB Smart Drive compatible with lin?


I think i am taking a longshot here, but i want to know how to "mount" my usb smartdrive onto my linux box. I am using RH 8.0 and i am not positive if this can work. Am i supposed to mount it, and if so... how. ALso, how do i mount any other drive while i am on the topic.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 02:09 AM   #2
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I think the usb drives show up as scsi drives, type...

mount /dev/xxx /mnt/yyy

/mnt/yyy is an empty directory you made.

and xxx is the drive's device name(this name should show up when you boot up your computer or type "dmesg")
 
Old 01-23-2003, 03:14 AM   #3
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Ok i tried tryping this * as root* ::

mount /dev/usb /mnt/usb and i get::

mount: /dev/usb is not a block device.

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xxx is the drive's device name(this name should show up when you boot up your computer or type "dmesg")
I typed "dmesg" and i am not sure what the name for the usb device is though. And i just tried to put the dmesg on a floppy disk, but for soem reason i can't get anything on there, "destination is full" something like that. WOuld anyone mind giving me a super easy MOunt tutorial, i am sure that i could figure out this problem if i understood it more. Remember, i have used windows all my life :-(
 
Old 01-23-2003, 04:21 AM   #4
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the device name maybe something like sda1, try..
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

type "dmesg | less" to go through the messages and look for anything usb related.

this only works if redhat has the driver for your usb drive pre-installed, you really should look up your usb drive and see if it's supported by linux first and which driver you need to get it working.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 04:38 AM   #5
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Oh ok, well the box said that it didnt need drivers for windows 2000 /xp, so i gues si just asumed, but i am going to look for the drivers now, thanks though.

and also, how do i go about knwong my hard drives and floppies just by hd01 and such, can't you name them differently? ANd what is the difference?
 
Old 01-23-2003, 04:51 AM   #6
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DOOOOOODe. Thank you, that is awesome, it worked even though the site said nothing abouy linux support.

*as root* i typed mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

cd /mnt
ls (duh)
and there are my files!

Thank you again for the help.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 04:54 AM   #7
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sorry last qustions, do i have to mount this drive every time i remove it and then plug it back in, or can i mak a shortcut for it on my desktop?
 
Old 01-23-2003, 05:28 AM   #8
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depending on what desktop software you're using you maybe able to create a special drive shortcut on your desktop. right click on the desktop and look around in the menu there.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 05:35 AM   #9
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im using gnome on Rh 8.0 and i tried a bunch of things. When i drag the /mnt/usb folder to the desktop it turns into /home/.gnome-desktop (?) and that doesn't update when i plug in the drive after taking it out. Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-23-2003, 05:46 AM   #10
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Sorry, I don't know about gnome, I know you can do it in kde.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 04:35 PM   #11
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hmm, i think i installed KDE on the machine as well, is there any way to switch without installing something, or do i just reboot? Can i also change boot loaders as well? heh sorry for the barage of questions.
 
  


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