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Old 01-23-2006, 09:26 AM   #1
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How do I use my USB flash drive on Linux


How do I go about using my ScanDisk Cruzer Mini 1.0 GB usb drive on Red Hat 9?
 
Old 01-23-2006, 09:52 AM   #2
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1. Plug it in.
2. Check dmesg to see if the device is recognised and to see what dev it uses.
3. mount it. (plenty of posts here about mounting devices no need to repeat it)
4. Use it.
5. unmount it.
6. remove it.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 09:59 AM   #3
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dmesg:
hub.c: new USB device 00:1f.4-2, assigned address 3
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 3
/var/log/messages
Jan 23 09:01:54 localhost kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:1f.4-2, assigned address 3
Jan 23 09:01:57 localhost /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: Setup usb-storage for USB product 781/5150/20
Jan 23 09:01:57 localhost devlabel: devlabel service started/restarted
 
Old 01-23-2006, 10:18 AM   #4
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so how do i mount it?
 
Old 01-23-2006, 10:45 AM   #5
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did you already try the search as indicated by okmyx ?

usually the usb stick-will be something like /dev/sda or /dev/sda1; find that one first
next try to mount it (check the search results)

this is one that I found; it might contain an error, so check man page for mount
 
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used mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb came back with mount: mount point /mnt/usb does not exist
 
Old 01-23-2006, 12:16 PM   #7
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Manually create the folder as root.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 11:27 PM   #8
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Have a look where your floppy (fd0) will be mounted. You can find this in /etc/fstab. The directory name might vary, but will be something like /mnt or /media. Create the mountpoint usb (or stick or whatever name you like) and use that name (so e.g. /media/stick).

Once you have it working, add the 'command' to /etc/fstab. After a reboot, mounting can be done by typing something like mount /media/stick (saves you some typing).
 
  


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