(Aside from fried USB sticks
Originally posted by nadroj
i had to 'modprobe usb-storage' module for usb mass storage support then i could mount the device.. it was /dev/sda.
ill need to add the command to a startup script so its accessable each time.. which script would be most appropriate? if none then i guess just /etc/rc.d/rc.local.. should be easy.
Firstly, in Slack you will find the commented line '/sbin/modprobe usb-storage' in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. Simply uncomment that line.
And as for mounting the stick... and avoiding legacy dos filenames)
1. Add an extra line to the /etc/fstab file. For instance: (I use /mnt/usb)
/dev/sda /mnt/usb vfat defaults,sync,rw,user,noauto 0 0
2. Log in as root and type: mkdir /mnt/usb
You can then 'mount /mnt/usb' as much as you want
Note that the vfat option (as opposed to auto or msdos) allows normal filenames instead of dos filenames; 'semester 5' vs 'semest~1'.
Bear in mind that many USB sticks allocate themselves to /dev/sda1.