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Old 02-06-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
LinuxPadawan1230
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Removable Media N00B-dom


First post ever!

I'm running openSUSE 11.4 in VMWARE Player within a windows 7 system (finally switching over).

I'm still not the best with command line and would like to know how to mount and find removable media using the GUI (if possible). If not, if you could type the code I'll grab my training wheels and give it a shot.

I know that I have to set the USB port to the VM Player before anything else, but after that I'm kinda lost.

Specifically, I'm trying to connect to an external hard-drive, but I don't think that makes a difference.

Thanks Linux Universe!
 
Old 02-07-2012, 02:29 AM   #2
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If you connect the device and do a
Code:
dmesg|tail
You can see how the system has identified that device. Let's asume it is /dev/sdb, then as root if your user doesn't have permissions to mount, do a
Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
In Ubuntu there is an GUI app that shows the devices like HDD, removable media, etc. But I don't know about Suse.

PS: Another way to check the devices when you connect them to the system is
Code:
udevadm monitor
And after that connect the device to the system. Info about that device will be displayed on your screen.

Last edited by rodrifra; 02-07-2012 at 02:31 AM. Reason: More info.
 
  


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