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Old 12-24-2010, 08:18 AM   #1
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USB problem


Hello,

I'm new to Linux and have recently installed Backtrack 4 R2. When I try to move files to my USB stick, backtrack doesn't give any screen with options to open the usb device or somewhat. Backtrack does recognize the stick. The USB is formatted to ext3.
What to do?
 
Old 12-24-2010, 08:25 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LinuxQuestions!

I'm not used to Backtrack, but first check if the USB device has not really been detected. From a terminal (as root) run the command
Code:
fdisk -l
and see if it's listed along with the internal hard drive and its partitions. Post the output of the command above if in doubt.
 
Old 12-24-2010, 01:41 PM   #3
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This is the screen given by the commando fdisk -l



Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3a5205a3

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 13 18899 151702793+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 18900 50368 252771081+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 50369 60801 83803072+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 50369 60371 80349066 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 60372 60801 3453943+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 16.0 GB, 16026435072 bytes
254 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1956 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16002 * 512 = 8193024 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00093bbd

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 1955 15641929 83 Linux
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3a5205a3

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 13 18899 151702793+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 18900 50368 252771081+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 50369 60801 83803072+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 50369 60371 80349066 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 60372 60801 3453943+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 16.0 GB, 16026435072 bytes
254 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1956 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16002 * 512 = 8193024 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00093bbd

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 1955 15641929 83 Linux

I think the USB device is

Disk /dev/sdb: 16.0 GB, 16026435072 bytes
254 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1956 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16002 * 512 = 8193024 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00093bbd, because it's 16 GB

Last edited by patrickman; 12-24-2010 at 01:45 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2010, 01:51 PM   #4
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OK, so it's present and has a partition on it -- as you knew already but it's nice to have the confirmation.

Next questions in the analysis are whether it has a file system which can be mounted and can you copy files to it outside of Backtrack.

Is it automatically mounted when plugged in? df -hT would show that.

It might be useful to know which Linux you are using and which desktop.
 
Old 12-24-2010, 01:55 PM   #5
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I've been googling and now it's working!!!
So this topic can be closed

Last edited by patrickman; 12-24-2010 at 05:07 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2010, 11:00 PM   #6
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I've been googling and now it's working!!!
So this topic can be closed
Care to share the solution?

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Old 12-25-2010, 05:23 AM   #7
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The problem is that I don't know the exact commands I used.
The only thing I can remember is the command dmesg tail
 
  


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