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Old 08-07-2003, 11:14 AM   #1
viccavazos
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Question Handy Drive (256Mb-USB drive)


Does anybody know how to use (mount) in RedHat Linux 9 my Handy Drive (you know, the 256Mb-Usb drive)?

Thanks in advance...

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Old 08-07-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
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I used search button, and after reading several threads and more posts, found that I could use this mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash to mount and have full access to my USB flash drive in RHL9.

If you have the same issue, use this info. Don't forget to create the /mnt/flash directory (or whatever name you want) first. If you get any error, maybe must try changing the /sda1 for /sda2, or 3.... (to know for sure which device your usb drive is assigned to, use Hardware Browser, in the drives section).

 
Old 08-09-2003, 09:57 AM   #3
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And when umount doesn't actually unmount the drive 'cause it says that the device is "in use", use it with the "-l" option (it is "L" in smallcaps) "umount -l /mnt/flash" to do a "Lazy unmount".... See the info page for umount for info on this and other options. The -l option works great.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 03:19 PM   #4
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Is this because you are still accessing the device via an application, file manager or console etc.? If so, then this is normal.
 
  


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