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Old 01-28-2004, 10:50 AM   #1
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How to mount a jump drive


I am trying to mount a jump drive on RedHat 9. I have directions on how to do that, but am not able to find the mount point. The directions I have to find the mount point is to execute "cd/etc/sysconfig/(cat/etc/sysconfig/hwconf | more)" but it does not work. I also tried looking in fstab, but could not see it. Not even sure what I should be looking for. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 11:12 AM   #2
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Mount-points are almost always in the directory /mnt/ . Take a look in there.

In /etc/fstab , there should be a line with something like "/dev/sda1"... That's the usual device for a usb drive.

Or, just type in "mount" to see all the mounts on your system. You might see a line like... "/dev/sda1 on /mnt/usb type vfat". Device on mount-point type filesystem-type.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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there was nothing in the /mnt dir for it. There was nothing in etc/fstab for /dev/sda1. the only thing that was close when I issued "mount" was "usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)"
 
Old 01-28-2004, 01:26 PM   #4
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Then, it's not getting mounted.

From a commandline, as root, create a mount-point...
# mkdir /mnt/jump

Then, try mounting...
# mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/jump

If it doesn't error, then it should be mounted...
# ls /mnt/jump

Unmount with...
# umount /mnt/jump

If that works, we can work on adding an entry to the fstab to make it easier and allow regular users to mount/unmount the drive.


<< EDIT >>

Anything in the /proc/ directory is 'vitrual'... It doesn't really exist or take up space. It's like a place for the computer to keep notes about what's happening, what it has, and what it can do.

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Old 01-28-2004, 01:26 PM   #5
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Do you have a /dev/sda1?

To create a mount directory
mkdir /mnt/usbdrive (or whatever name you want)

As root
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrive
 
Old 01-28-2004, 01:50 PM   #6
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that worked, thank you
 
Old 01-28-2004, 02:04 PM   #7
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there was nothing in the /mnt dir for it. There was nothing in etc/fstab for /dev/sda1. the only thing that was close when I issued "mount" was "usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)"
 
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disregard the last posting. I selected back on my browser and it entered an old posting again...
 
  


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