USB flash memory drive question
I've got Fedora core 2.4 up and running and am using gnome as a GUI. When i plug in my USB flash memory drive (32 MB) the hardware browser finds it and tells me it is located at /dev/sda . It also indicates that it is sda1 which makes sense ,i guess, as the drive is only 32 MB and has no partitions.
If i create a openoffice word doc and try to save it using the GUI interface i can click to /dev but there is no directory for sda or sda1. If i work from the console i can “cd” to /dev but if i try to make a directory for sda in /dev i'm told the file exists but it is not a directory. Perhaps it is a symbolic link ??
So, is there a way to move files onto this device/drive using the gnome GUI or should i try to use the “mv” command and see what happens. Another possible factor is that i previously used the USB drive on a windows machine and it may be a FAT 32 file system.
i'm very happy with the Linux system and have ordered Mandrake 9.2 CD's with plans to put it on all my computers. Being a “old guy” and a “newby” i'm a little afraid to use commands when logged in as root. If i screw up my system i won't be able to brag to my buddies about how teck savvy i am migrating to Linux : ) Actually, i'm using this machine as a experiment to learn on and it would not be the end of the world.
Thanks in advance for any direction offered and for everyones efforts in the open source world. paul