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Old 04-08-2004, 07:06 PM   #1
stumblefingers
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flash drive shows in hardware browser but I can't access it


I've got redhat 9 on a sony vaio and want to use a flash drive - the flash drive shows in the hardward browser and gives an address of /dev/sda.

But how do I connect to it - when I try to find it under file management it's not there - does it need a linux driver or something?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 07:10 PM   #2
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is it mounted? try using konqueror and browsing to it or open bash and cd to it. if it's not auto mounted try to mount it
 
Old 04-08-2004, 07:31 PM   #3
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Does a newbie know how to mount it? Make a folder somewhere and then as root enter the commands
mount /dev/sda /folder/somewhere
there are other options you can use. For more info read man mount
 
Old 04-08-2004, 07:36 PM   #4
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well, if u/they don't know how to mount, then search www.linuxquestions.org on how to. the things is not to just wait for someone to hold ur hand but post a question, search for the answer and keep checking back. that is how u learn. mounting has been posted many many times here
 
Old 04-09-2004, 04:19 AM   #5
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Thanks for the comments - I'll try these. As a newbie, one of the problems is learning the new language of linux when you've been using windows. So knowing how to mount starts with knowing that that's what you call connecting a disk or device in linux. That's why these forums are great in allowing the newbie to ask the stupid questions that, after time, patience and persistance, turn into knowledge.
 
  


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