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Old 08-01-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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How to mount thumb drive?


I'm having a problem in using thumb drive in linux. What must I do and how to mount it.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 05:42 PM   #2
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searching for 'thumb drive' around here would be a good start. This has definitely been answered and discussed many times. Good luck!
 
Old 08-01-2004, 07:19 PM   #3
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TQ Vincent_Vega. I'm still new in linux's world. Hope you can help me.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 08:26 PM   #4
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Well, before you plug it in, open a terminal and type the following:
tail -s 3 -f /var/log/messages (some stuff will show up but ignore it)
Then plug it in. About six or seven lines should pop up in that window; look for a line that has 'sda1' or maybe 'sda2' or even maybe 'sdb1'.....
If you find that line, you're set. Press Ctrl-C to stop the 'tail'. Decide where you're going to mount this thumbdrive (maybe use mkdir /mnt/thumb). Then type the command:
mount /dev/sdxx /mnt/thumb (you'll need to be root for this)
the 'xx' should be replaced to match what tail showed you. The /mnt/thumb is the directory that the data on the thumbdrive will show up in. If all goes well you can open /mnt/thumb and see it all.
If tail didn't show anything when you plugged in your drive let me know. We'll take it from there.

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Old 03-22-2006, 01:50 PM   #5
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USB thumb drive not working on my RH73 laptop

I faithfully followed your suggestion

tail -s 3 -f /var/log/messages

After I plug in the thumb drive, I get the following message:

Kernel: hub.c: USB new device connect on bus1/1, assigned device number 3
/etc/hotplug/usb.agent: Setup usb-storage for USB product 90a/1001/100

As you can see, I couldn't find any sda1 or sda2 at the message output. What should I do? Thanks!!!
 
  


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