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I tend to use my jump drive frequently with windows and when I try to transfer things to linux I can't figure out where to go about this. I'm a new user and have dabbled with Red Hat 9 and now Mandrake 10. Can any help me with this issue. Oh, and on another note... When I install programs why do they not show up on my start menu? I just learned to install tar.gz type programs but I never can find out where to launch them from? Thanx in advance... P.S. I browsed the forums for both of these issues...
Windows doesn't read Linux partitions by default. There are tools that allow you to do this. Don;t remmeber any name at this point (it was mentioned so you'd be able to get them by searching the site). From the Linux side, in Mandrake you should have /mnt/win_c directory (if you have more Windows partitions, there will be more directories), if you enter it, your Windows files will be shown. If there are no such directory, you should be able to configure it using MDK Control Center (Mount points).
Programs installed from source don't show in the menu. You need to add them manually. In Mandrake you have menudrake tool that allows you to do it.
I assume you got the list of files contained into your pendrive.(if you have some)
cd ~home is only to move to a different directory before you unmount the USB drive.
you can also type
cd /home/logname........ where "logname" is your logname of course
then (as root)
umount /dev/sda1...........(make sure you are not typing unmount as it doesn't work)
At this point your device is "unmounted"
For the future if you want to have your pendrive available as normal user after booting
add a line like this to your /etc/fstab
/dev/sda1 /mnt/jump vfat noauto,user 0 0
Then reboot and your drive should be able to be mounted by console commands or
adding an icon to your desktop.
For KDE right click on the desktop
then add new device
choose hard disk
an icon should be created onto your desktop and you can mount/unmount by right clicking on it.
Hope this helps more than the previous post, sorry I was in a hurry.
this usually happens when you have an open file(s) from mounted directory/device.
make sure first you closed any file from that directory or to make it faster typing
from the console.
this will enable the system writing on that directory (syncronization)
Then you should be able to unmount your filesystem.
If you have edited your /etc/fstab as per previous post you should be able to mount/unmount as normal user as well.
Sorry, but i read somewhere Mandrake 10 has a very effective Plug&Play system.
Did you choose the full options when installing Mandrake or did you make some customisations.
This because it seems you're having too many problems considering mandrake is usually very friendly with those kind of problems.
[root@localhost root]# umount /dev/sda1
umount: /dev/sda1: not mounted
[root@localhost root]# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/jump
mount: /dev/sda1 already mounted or /mnt/jump busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda1 is already mounted on /mnt/jump