Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 02-18-2004, 08:20 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Fedora
Posts: 415

Rep: Reputation: 31
Question Accesing removable USB storage device?

Hi people, I connected my USB removable storage device but I'm not able to see the files. How do I accomplish this?? I use RH8.

Old 02-18-2004, 08:36 PM   #2
Andrew Benton
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Birkenhead/Britain
Distribution: Linux From Scratch
Posts: 2,073

Rep: Reputation: 64
I would play it safe and plug it in before you boot. Then open a terminal and enter
it should say something about your USB device and about where it's put it, possibly sda1. make a folder somewhere to mount it. Possibly /home/username/USB ? Then as root issue the command
mount /dev/sda1 /home/username/USB
You might need to change the ownership of the files so you can write to the device.
chown -R username:usergroup /home/username/USB
In the above, change username and usergroup for words that make sense on your system.
Old 02-19-2004, 09:10 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Trento, Italy
Distribution: Debian testing
Posts: 394

Rep: Reputation: 30
Maybe the correct kernel module is loaded automatically, but if not try giving (as root) modprobe usb-storage and then retry to mount /dev/sda1


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USB drive not working properly, read only device? (USB key storage device) Arodef Linux - Hardware 14 01-01-2010 08:32 AM
removable usb storage drive (memory stick) christel Linux - Newbie 7 11-17-2006 04:18 AM
removable usb device (no icons created) retiem Ubuntu 3 10-18-2005 05:46 PM
can't read from USB removable device kookysaint Linux - Hardware 2 02-07-2005 10:37 PM
Accesing Creative Nomad USB storage device? cucolin@ Red Hat 5 03-10-2004 10:31 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration