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Old 10-09-2004, 10:55 AM   #1
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Cannot mount thumb drive


I've reviewed other posts in the forum and they don't seem to work for me.

I am using Redhat 9. I have Open Office 1.0.1 that I use for word processing.

I have a SanDisk Cruzer jump drive I want to use in a USB port.

I plug in the thumb drive, and my hardware browser detects it and referred to sda1 when it shows it.

I created a sub-directory /mnt/usbstick

Per some of the other threads in this forum, I used the text editor and added the following line to the end of /etc/fstab file: /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick vfat user,noauto,unmask=0 0 0

I rebooted (thumb drive still in USB port) and logged in. From the main menu, I went to "Disk" and saw that I had choices for the floppy, the CDROM, and the USB stick. I selected the USBstick.

I did NOT get an icon on any user screen, nor when logged in as administrator.

I tried browsing to the USBstick and cannot find it.

How can I install and mount the thumb drive?

Thanks,

moxieman99
 
Old 10-09-2004, 12:23 PM   #2
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Hi,
why don't you try mounting it manually as root. You can then access it through your /mnt/usbdisk folder.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 12:42 PM   #3
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How can I "mount it [the USB thumb drive] manually as root"?

When I log in as any user, including root, I cannot get mnt/usbstick to mount the thumb drive and put an icon on the desktop.

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Old 10-09-2004, 12:47 PM   #4
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Hi,
When you log in as root do this at the terminal :
# mount /dev/sda1 -vfat /mnt/usbdisk
Now you can go to /mnt folder and open the thumb drive. For making a icon on the desktop just create a shortcut to /mnt/usbdisk on to your desktop.
Hope that helps.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 02:33 PM   #5
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Thnks Coolfrog, I'll try it.

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