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Old 12-06-2007, 07:47 PM   #1
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Question USB Flash Drive


HI
I'm using Ubuntu 7.10. It doesn't detect my USB flash drive. Suggestions on how to remedy this

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Old 12-06-2007, 07:58 PM   #2
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what do you mean by doesn't detect?, does it not show up on the desktop?, type sudo fdisk -l in a terminal when the usb drive is plugged in, and post it on here

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Old 12-06-2007, 08:45 PM   #3
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Here is the output of the command

Disk /dev/sda: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2d852d84

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3589 28828611 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 3590 4852 10145047+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 4853 4998 1172745 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xcff2cff2

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 9729 78148161 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Disk /dev/sdc: 300.0 GB, 300090728448 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 36483 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa29dee88

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 1 36483 293049666 7 HPFS/NTFS
dan@dan:~$
 
Old 12-06-2007, 08:55 PM   #4
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is it a flash drive, or an externel harddisk?, are you sure you had the flashdrive plugged in when you ran that command?
 
Old 12-07-2007, 02:40 AM   #5
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I guess this is the one:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 9729 78148161 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


you need to mount it:
http://www.linuxconfig.org/Howto_mou...drive_in_Linux
 
Old 12-07-2007, 06:51 AM   #6
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It is a flash drive, 1GB, and it was plugged in. The drive works in Windows
 
Old 12-07-2007, 04:04 PM   #7
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Quote:
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I guess this is the one:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 9729 78148161 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


you need to mount it:
http://www.linuxconfig.org/Howto_mou...drive_in_Linux
ah, didn't see that one, I really need to look closer sometimes
 
Old 12-07-2007, 06:22 PM   #8
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That drive is a second hdd, 80 GB. formatted it as fat32 so as to write to it from linux. I'm duual booting Win XP.
 
  


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