After about 4 hours of fiddling around with the thumbdrive I actually figured it out. I'm going to post my discoveries here in hopes of maybe helping somebody else who is just as a
as I am can figure it out. The man pages are pretty pointless becuase they talk in ways a new person to linux cannot understand, and the tutorials assume your not as stupid as the average consumer such as myself.
April 2nd, 2005
Distro: RedHat 9
How to Mount a thumbdrive
*Must be root in order to do this
Plug in the thumbdrive! Now type in on the command line
If one were to do an command named "ls" then you'd see the floopy and cdrom most likley. Make a new folder(whatever you wish to call it) where the files will appear. For this example I used a folder named "thumbdrive".
After that creates the folder called "thumbdrive" were now ready for the difficult part. First thing is linux I noticed mounts your flash/thumb/jump drive usually in the device sda1. The only way that I've noticed how to double check this information is by running a hardware manager type program that comes pre-installed with linux in KDE or GNOME. This program is located at:
Red Hat Icon >> System Tools >> Hardware Browser
This should tell you for certain under the "hard drive" tabs where the device is located. If you look towards the bottom of the Hardware Browser, look in the size column and find the device that corosponds.
Now back in the command window for good measure make sure were in the same directory we just made our thumbdrive folder so type in:
now we are ready to "mount" the device and in doing so will actually use the thumbdrive folder.
"mount /dev/sda1 thumbdrive"
Ok, so what I've gathered so far from other tutorials is basically this. That line is saying "Mount the contents that are located on the device '/dev/sda1' and put the contents in thumbdrive". The only thing wrong with that logic is once the drive is shutoff it's done for. You'd have to repeat the process again in the future if you wish to remount(aside from making the thumbdrive folder).