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Old 02-22-2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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Mounting Flash Drive


Hi all. Ron Arnette here. First time poster. I hope everyone is doing ok. I do, of course, course have a quick question that I could use some help with for anyone who doesn't mind:

I'm running Fedora 13 in VirtualBox for a class that I'm taking. I'm working on a lab that involves mounting and unmounting a flash-drive. It is implied in the instructions that while running GNOME, the flash-drive will be recognized by Fedora and an icon will appear on the desktop. No such thing is happening. And according to the little flash icon in the bottom-right of screen, no flash is currently found. When I switch to a command-line view and view the mounted devices, I see a couple that I think may be the flash-drive, but am not too certain, being a n00b and all.

Is there anyone out there with any insights or thoughts in the matter.

Thanks Guys,
Ron
 
Old 02-22-2013, 11:25 PM   #2
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check your partitioning package to see if it there. I use Gparted. Also your file manager should be able to let you know as well.
 
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:29 PM   #3
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Wow. Thanks for the prompt reply travalon. Let me check the file manager real quick...
 
Old 02-22-2013, 11:37 PM   #4
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Hi and Welcome to Linux Questions!

Upon plugging in the USB flash drive Fedora and the Gnome Desktop should be detect it-
Not sure why it isn't- BTW the current version is Fedora 18.

I'm running Fedora 17 and I have a simular issue with the USB flash drive.
The XFCE Desktop detects the flash drive but when I try to unmount it; it doesn't have the 'unmount' option in the drop down memu availiable. So I just shut down and once the laptop's power is completely off I unplug it-

Try this thread for a workaround this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...fedora-611239/

This might help as well-
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red...d-into-pc.html

Hope this helps
 
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:56 PM   #5
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You have to configure the device in the virtual machine settings before it is available to the guest OS. I do not use virtualbox so I can not confirm the exact steps but:

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/virtualbox-usb.html
 
Old 02-23-2013, 12:05 AM   #6
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I forgot to say thanks Ztcoracat for the welcome. I do appreciate it. And thanks for your post too michaelk.

Here's all I had to do:

Gnome has a 'Devices' menu at the top of it's screen, with a usb device submenu. There, the drive had been located, but was not yet formatted to Fedora, which I found out by when I clicked on it and it began formatting. An icon did indeed pop up on the desktop right after.

That was too easy.

But thanks again fellas for stepping up.
 
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Well done. You can mark the thread as solved under the thread tools pull down menu.
 
Old 02-23-2013, 12:58 AM   #8
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Done and done mike.
 
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I forgot to say thanks Ztcoracat for the welcome. I do appreciate it. And thanks for your post too michaelk.

Here's all I had to do:

Gnome has a 'Devices' menu at the top of it's screen, with a usb device submenu. There, the drive had been located, but was not yet formatted to Fedora, which I found out by when I clicked on it and it began formatting. An icon did indeed pop up on the desktop right after.

That was too easy.

But thanks again fellas for stepping up.
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