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Old 04-21-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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usb jumpdrive ?

i want my gentoo linux to auto mount my usb jump drive when i connect it but i dont know how to do this please help :

thnx in advance
Old 04-21-2005, 08:56 PM   #2
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providing you have the correct modules loaded or built into your kernel, it should be as easy as mount /dev/sdaX /mnt/usb_drive

*X is the partition number

/mnt/usb_drive is a dir you have created and can be located anywhere you like

if you have troubles, often its because usb-storage isnt loaded, so just try a

modprobe usb-storage

hope this helps


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