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Assuming Mandrake set up your USB properly. The modules you need to load before using your USB device.
To load them, type
If you type /sbin/lsmod and usb-storage is running but not sd_mod just load it.
You have to be as root or use su.
Sometimes hotplug will not display the device on the desktop, so check /dev for something new. It will be something like /dev/sda...../devsdz. You can use diskdrake to mount it for you. Run sync after you unmount it.
I wonder if you managed to get your disgo working with Mandrake 10.
I am running Mandrake 9.1, and to my huge surprise found it was easy to set up my disgo.
After reading posts from google, messing around with fstab and supermount and whatnot I just gave up the cerebral approach, plugged the disgo in and rebooted.
During the boot process there was a waring about "New Hardware", but I did not have time to consider, or answer, the question it posed. So I ignored it.
When I logged in to KDE, there was a new icon on my desktop: "Hard Disc (sda1) (unmounted)". Double-clicking that mounted and opened my 128MB disgo in konqueror. Easy.
Note that you have to close all windows referencing the disgo files before you can unmount it, or you will get a "mount: /mnt/removable: device is busy" error. Unmount it by right-clicking its icon on your desktop, and waiting a variable length of time while files are writen to the disgo (it is quite s-l-o-w). When the manic flashing of the disgo has ceased, and KDE reports it as unmounted, it is safe to remove it.
After the first time, it is not necessary to boot with the disgo plugged in. Just plugin an unplug it as you wish, but don't forget to unmount it before you unplug it!
I love it, and thank the Mandrake team for making installation so easy.