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Old 05-24-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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How USB / Flash drive works in redhat 9


hello everyone

I want to transfer data thru USB Flash drive but when i connect USB on my system it doesn't work... plz lemme know how can i access USB in redhat 9 linux?


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Old 05-24-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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Please be slightly more specific as to your problem. Does the USB drive show up as /dev/sdX? Does it not mount? Or what? RedHat Linux 9 won't automount the drive, I know that much.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 02:58 AM   #3
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how to access usb

I've Kingston's 512 MB USB flash drive (date traveler), I insert it to my PC .. now I want to access it so thay i can save data on it... like in windows environment it shows in My Computer ... you tell me where it will show in linux.... what i've got to do inorder to read and write data on it.....

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Old 05-25-2006, 03:45 AM   #4
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Usb

Hi
when you plug in a usb device in a llinux machine it would show up in the desktop as "removable disk" i am sure because i have used one. you can even check out in my computer if you want. I am using Fedora core but to my knowledge i think red hat doesnt support usb drives but anyway you can check it out

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Old 05-25-2006, 03:49 AM   #5
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hi
To remove usb device you can right click on the removable media icon on the desktop and select "unmount volume"

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Old 08-08-2006, 03:38 PM   #6
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I'm hoping that by now the answer to this question has already been arrived at.

However, for the sake of closing/making the answer available on this thread....:

When you plug in your USB flash drive in redhat 9 you may not notice any immediate allowances made for access.
# tail /var/log/messages
Look through the ouput of the above command for something along the lines of
"Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi1,"
The sdX is the device name that you need to note.

The next command you need is as follows:
# mount /dev/sdX <mount point>
where <mount point> is the name of the location at which you'd like to see the contents of your flash drive.

You can make this easier if it is for a repeated or often process by making an entry for it in the /etc/fstab file.

Hope i didn't miss anything important.
 
  


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