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Old 08-14-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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Linux rescue for FC7: Mounting a thumbdrive


Hi,

Would just like to know if it is possible to mount a thumbdrive in Linux rescue (launched through the FC7 installation DVD).

If so, how can this be achieved?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-14-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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Yes, you can. You do this by using the mount command. For example, if you plug in the thumbdrive and dmesg says it was detected as 'sdb', you would:

Create a mount point:
Code:
mkdir thumbdrive
Mount the drive:
Code:
mount /dev/sdb ./thumbdrive
You may also want to consider using the Fedora 7 LiveCD. You can use that as a rescue disk, and it gives you access to your full GUI environment.
 
Old 08-15-2007, 01:00 PM   #3
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Hi,

I followed the command as indicated below. Managed to get the lights on the thumbdrive to flash momentarily, before getting an error message saying that type is required for this command.

Is there some additional parameter which must be added? My thumbdrive is of file system type "vfat". Did see some postings on adding some lines to /etc/fstab so I'm not sure if this has to be done as well.

Thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by macemoneta View Post
Yes, you can. You do this by using the mount command. For example, if you plug in the thumbdrive and dmesg says it was detected as 'sdb', you would:

Create a mount point:
Code:
mkdir thumbdrive
Mount the drive:
Code:
mount /dev/sdb ./thumbdrive
You may also want to consider using the Fedora 7 LiveCD. You can use that as a rescue disk, and it gives you access to your full GUI environment.
 
Old 08-15-2007, 02:27 PM   #4
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Hello,

Does

Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 thumbdrive
work for you? The "t" option to mount specifies file system type. Make sure you are in the directory where you created the thumbdrive folder or put full path instead. Also I am assuming that there is only one partition on the thumbdrive. You can tell where it was mounted by viewing the last few lines of dmesg after plugging in the thumb drive to see what device id it was given.

hth

Last edited by lord-fu; 08-15-2007 at 02:32 PM. Reason: added more info
 
  


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