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Old 12-15-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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problem using flash drive


i am havin problems using my flash drive. please can someone help me with the command on how to mount it. please.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 06:35 PM   #2
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Here is a link.....

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/11637.html

If you need more help just respond here and I'll give it a try.

Good luck...

David
 
Old 12-21-2006, 02:25 AM   #3
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thanks a lot friend for your help i appreciate.
i ran the comand lsusb, and got an output showing that the system recognized my flash, but on tryin to change directory to desktopo, got a report saying no such file or directory though i was logged in as root.
what do i do? where do i get the desktop directory, or can i use anoda directory like say home?
thanks for your help.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 12:42 PM   #4
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You might not have a desktop directory. If you do, it's just /home/yourusername/Desktop . They set it up that way in the example so you can just press a button on your desktop and boom, there it is. It's a cool way to do it, but not the only way. You don't need to be root to just go to your desktop. (But you do to complete most of the tutorial.) You can place that stuff almost anywhere. Many distros put it in /mnt . What distro are you using ? And remember, linux is case sensitive, so Desktop is not the same as desktop. Best way to find it is to just go to /home/yourusername and type ls, and see if it's Desktop or desktop. If it's neither, you can just create it too.

Let me know if you run into any other snags, and good luck....

David

P.S. Remember, Desktop and desktop are not the same, check to see which your distro has set up up with, and if it's not there at all, you can put it there yourself.

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Old 12-23-2006, 02:41 AM   #5
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thanks david

i use the linux redhat, thanks for the help. i will try all you said, thanks again.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 12:29 AM   #6
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hello david. compliments of the season.. i followed the steps in the tutorial, but instead of puttin it i the desktop directory since i couldnt find it i put it in the /mnt directory, on cocnclusion i i issued the mount flash command and got the error report tht the flash wasnt found in the /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab , thats the situation please help out.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 02:15 AM   #7
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If you don't have an entry in your fstab for the device, you need to supply both the /dev file and the mount point (along with options if you need them), e.g. "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash".
 
  


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