Originally Posted by michellepace
Goodness you're on the ball! Thanks for yet another reply TBOne.
Oh okay, they must have made a mistake when they wrote in the IPCop documentation "IPCop Linux is a complete Linux Distribution.
thanks for the correction
It is 'complete' in that it runs Linux. It is *NOT* complete if you're going to consider it a "Linux server". IPCOP was designed to do ONE THING: act as a firewall.
To draw an analogy, you may have a Linux kernel on your Android phone, but that does NOT make it a Linux server; you may have Windows as the base of your car entertainment center, but it's not a Windows server. These are specialized distros. This was explained in detail in your thread from four years ago.
Unfortunately I can't ssh into a box that doesn't have a NIC driver - I can't even ping it. Unfortunately the IPCop documentation as well as forums was my first port of call but I had no luck which is why I've come here. Does anyone else know how to find a USB stick in linux? Even if it's another kernel 3.x distribution it may be good enough
Then this is a brand-new system you've built? Because the one you posted about previously was working, and you said you had successfully used putty to connect to it.
If you can log in at the console and get to a root prompt, you should see a device get created when you insert the USB stick. Chances are, your hard drive is something along the lines of /dev/sdaxx (where xx is 1, 2, etc., corresponding to the partitions on the drive). Your USB stick will probably come up as /dev/sdbxx. So, just mount it like you would any other drive in Linux.
mount /dev/sdbxx /path/to/mount/to
Create a directory if you want, and replace the /path/to/mount/to with it. Replace the sdbxx with whatever your USB stick has on it, chances are it'll be /dev/sdb1.