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Old 07-11-2010, 07:07 PM   #1
tywona
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How to use memory stick


how do i use a memory stick

Last edited by pixellany; 07-11-2010 at 11:54 PM.
 
Old 07-11-2010, 07:19 PM   #2
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Mount it. Just as you would a floppy drive.

GNOME, KDE and Xfce (this is probably not a complete list) will mount it automatically. As you as you plug a memory stick in, you'll get a folder for it in the file manager or desktop.

If you're not running a desktop environment that mounts them automatically, you can run fdisk -l as root to get the device node, and mount that from the command-line.

Now PLEASE give your post a better title. "Using memory sticks" would be a suggestion.

Last edited by dugan; 07-11-2010 at 07:27 PM.
 
Old 07-11-2010, 07:29 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tywona View Post
how do i use a memory stick
You plug it in.

Since you give no details, like version/distro of Linux, what desktop environment, etc., how do you expect anyone to be able to give you any help?

And this is *NOT* 'urgent' for anyone here. We volunteer our time to help folk...saying 'urgent' will make a LOT of people just ignore your thread.
 
Old 07-11-2010, 11:56 PM   #4
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title fixed...

Most systems recognize such devices automatically---I see you are posting from Windows--Does it work there?

Last edited by pixellany; 07-12-2010 at 08:34 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 07-12-2010, 06:28 AM   #5
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If you are using a GUI file manager, it should Just Work.

If you are using a command line, use the "fdisk -l" command to see what device file your drive is, and "mount" to mount it.
 
  


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