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Old 06-29-2005, 01:26 PM   #1
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Brand New Install of FC4, Trouble with USB Stick


Hi, I'm v. new to linux, but am picking it up quick. If I plug a USB stick straight in should FC4 automatically mount it. If not, could someone tell me how to mount it, I have looked on the net but most guides assume it mounted automatically.

Any info would be great

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Old 06-29-2005, 01:36 PM   #2
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Goto command line , and then login as root by typing su and then ur password
Code:
root@localhost root $ su
Password:
After typing ur password, type kudzu followed by a enter.
Code:
root@localhost root $ kudzu
This is a hardware config tool given by redhat, to detect and configure hardware. You can know more about kudzu, if u type "man kudzu".

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Old 06-29-2005, 01:47 PM   #3
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thanks a bunch :P
 
Old 06-29-2005, 01:55 PM   #4
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Do I have to run kudzu every time I want to access my drive, or can I make it auto mount it every time, and also. I unmounted it, then plugged it back in, ran kudzu again, and it didnt remount, should it?. I would like it if I could automunt it just like windows, I dnt mind unmounting it.

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Old 06-29-2005, 02:09 PM   #5
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Everytime u need to use it, but if u include to boot usb drive in fstab, then u need not, use kudzu everytime.

You can also try plugging the pendrive before boot , so while booting the usb/firewire devices wud be detected not mounted unless included in fstab file which can be found in the /etc dir.

Mounting it and unmounting it needs to be done everytime. In layman terms, mounting is a process used to help u access the filesystem/device in linux.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 04:33 PM   #6
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The situation seems to have got worse, I can now no longer get my stick to mount whatever I do, running kudzu as root does nothing, and leaving it in when I reboot does nothing. Any ideas, I would like it so that I dont have to reboot with it in, and am just able to plug it in (and mount it (or do something else to access it)) and unmount it as I wish.

Any info would be great, Buck

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Old 06-30-2005, 12:38 AM   #7
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You can mount and umount according, to ur wish,I just can help better if u type the exact error message. A copy and paste from bash should do ...
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:39 AM   #8
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I don't actually get any error messages, it just doesnt mount automatically and running judzu does mount it either (now)
 
Old 07-03-2005, 12:55 PM   #9
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Well . . . Another way is to plug the USB after a log off. (not a shutdown)

Sign in as user, and try accessing /mnt/sda1 or /mnt/sda.

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Old 07-03-2005, 02:17 PM   #10
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Just a quicky, How can I find out what is mounted?

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Old 07-03-2005, 02:24 PM   #11
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type "mount" without quotes in konsole.
This will bring a list of mounted devices.
You can, find sda1 mostly, sometimes it will be sda.

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Old 07-03-2005, 02:32 PM   #12
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I can't find what 'sda' my USB stick is, its not sda1 (thats my HD), and sda and sda2 are apperently already mounted. I'm not sure if my stick is showing up at all. Can anyone help me?
 
Old 07-03-2005, 02:50 PM   #13
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mostly hda/hdb/hdc/hdd can only be hard disk in linux.

hda --> primary master
hdb --> primary slave
hdc --> secondary master
hdd --> secondary slave

sda1 --> pen drive

hd X followed by no Y.
example: hda1 is primary master's 1st partition
example2: hdc6 is secondary master's 6th partition.

For a list of device and their names in linux, please perform a search here, or try googling the same.

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Old 07-03-2005, 03:31 PM   #14
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I'm using SATA, and 'mount' says that sda1 is mounted as Ext3, which my drive is formatted in
 
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Iam not sure abt SATA, those devices are for IDE perhaps.
 
  


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