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Old 10-26-2010, 06:47 AM   #1
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linux system and usb format


hello there, Iam happy to joint the linux family ! i've just installed linux on a small computer to try and it works great !.
just a few things. 1/ how can I read my pen drive with a fat 32 format into linux. the system sees it but it doesn't mount.
is there and extension or something I should get from the net to make it work ?
thank u 4 ur help.

krishoo

2/ is there a way to minimize windows in full screen with a shortkey ?
 
Old 10-26-2010, 06:56 AM   #2
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1/ how can I read my pen drive with a fat 32 format into linux. the system sees it but it doesn't mount.
Always make it a habit to post which Linux Distribution you are using so that we may try to give you exact answer.

See if Linux lists the usb with:

Code:
sudo fdisk -l
It will be something like sdb1 or sdc1 or sda1

There you can also see its file system type.

mount the usb on /mnt/usb using

Code:
sudo mkdir /mnt/usb
Code:
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb
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2/ is there a way to minimize windows in full screen with a shortkey ?
See if this link helps:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_o...oard_shortcuts

Also do :

man sudo
man fdisk
man mkdir

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Old 10-26-2010, 07:05 AM   #3
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Please indicate which distro and desktop environment you use.

If you use KDE, look at the "Device Notifier" applet. It should be in the system tray. If not, right click on the tray, and select "Panel Options -> Add Widgets".

After plugging in the pendrive, it should scroll up a notification. Click on the pendrive, and select "Open with File Manager". You can also click on the plug symbol to the right to simply mount it without opening the file manager.

If you have "ivman" installed, you can try in the terminal "halmount /dev/<device_name>"
E.G. "halmount /dev/sdb1". Entering just "halmount" will list the devices detected. The device is then mounted in a directory created under /media/.

Another option is to use the mount command in the terminal.
 
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:16 PM   #4
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prayag seems to have the right answer but I would add that many pendrives come with encryption of some sort and this can complicate matters. Try a 'clean' pendrive.

Fred.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 05:24 PM   #5
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thank you for your responses, I 've entered the firt codes and it worked.
 
Old 10-28-2010, 06:04 AM   #6
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the right code to mount usb drives on ubuntu is :

sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb

thank u 4 ur support
 
Old 10-28-2010, 06:06 AM   #7
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the right code to mount usb drives on ubuntu is :

sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb

thank u 4 ur support
 
Old 10-28-2010, 07:14 AM   #8
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Hi,

Please mark the thread solved and donot use short forms like "4 ur" instead write "for your"!
 
  


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