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Old 09-04-2004, 02:36 AM   #1
microsnot
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Angry Installing USB Key / Drive / Stick - there must be an easier way!


Running Libranet 2.8.1 / KDE 3.1.3

Plugged in my USB Key into the laptop and being the Windows drone that I am...I expected Linux to detect the drive and mount it for me. However, nothing happened.

Luckily I found this article and managed to install the USB drive. http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1256766,00.asp

Now, I'm sure I'm missing something here. There must have been an easier way to do this. There's a program called KwikDisk (Removable Media Utility) but it doesn't allow you to add a drive or detect the drive.

This is hardly end user friendly. Is it because of my distro? Should I switch to Red Hat or Mandrake? Is there a setting/configuration and if so why isn't it defaulted to "I'm an idiot and want to do things the easy way...please waste my resources but make the OS user friendly"
 
Old 09-04-2004, 03:21 AM   #2
Lim45
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I haven't used Libranet for a while, so forgive me if my memory's faulty, but isn't there an entry for configuring USB flash drives and the like in the Adminmenu?

As far as I recall, it did all the hard work for me, created the mount point, updated the fstab and so on. All I did was create a desktop icon...

There's nothing wrong with your distro, by the way. If I wasn't bound body and soul to Slackware, I'd happily use Libranet...
 
  


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