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Old 11-30-2005, 11:03 AM   #1
JuggaloKillerClownz
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Exclamation USB Wont Work for Thumb Drive


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Help, i am very new to linux, i just got it lastnight and i am trying to use my thumb drive its a Sony Micro Vault 1gb USB and it wont let me see it in my SUSE 10 Linux!!!!! It is very frusterating, becasue i have no idea what to do and i need to be able to save a file on there so i can take it to college and print out my report!
 
Old 11-30-2005, 11:26 AM   #2
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as with all filesystems you will need to mount it (man mount)

i've never mounted a USB drive in Linux but the principals should be straight forward.
If it has no drivers at least.

plug in the drive
log in as root user:
su - (include the dash!)
<root password)
fdisk -l - this lists filesystems, identify which one you have, size is a good indication
once you have identified it:
mkdir /mnt/<whatever you want>

mount -t <filesystem of USB drive, given in fdisk> -o umask=000 /dev/<usb device given in fdisk> /mnt/<directory you created>

umask is used because fat32 etc cant handle Unix permissions so you must set its default permissions when mounted
then you can browse/save to it normally via the directory in mount.

To have it mount at every bootup or so you don't have to type that command every time,

login as root above, open fstab in your favourite text editor, add the line

/dev/<USB device> /mnt/<directory> <filesystem type> user,auto/noauto (if you want it on boot or not),umask=000

Save fstab and then you can mount by typing mount /mnt/directory or mount/dev/USB device

I realise the above will seem like greek if you only installed it last night, but i couldn't think of how to put it simpler, so it's easier if you try each stage and post errors as you get them.

BE CAREFUL when logged in as root, don't go trying weird commands to get it to work.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 11:32 AM   #3
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your thumb drive is likely to show up as an sd disk (/dev/sda)
To make sure read the last output of dmesg afer connecting the drive - there should be some info there.

The idea of the forum is that if you ask an interesting question and someone answers it it may be useful to other users as well. Asking people to email answers to you is undermining this pupose
 
Old 11-30-2005, 01:56 PM   #4
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Hey thanx, but there is not SDA under dev/ there is a buch of other stuff but thats all, when i plug in my thumb drive nothing happens it just sits there so i dont know what to do, alittle more help would be greatly appreciated! Im not sure what dmesg is im really new to linux, it has me all confused!

Thanx,
Kevin
 
Old 11-30-2005, 02:07 PM   #5
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Under the Fsisk it doesnt show up on there, just my windows fiklesystem and my 2 linux systems, but now USB... Stuck
 
Old 11-30-2005, 04:53 PM   #6
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to run dmesg open a terminl and type 'dmesg' and hit enter
 
Old 11-30-2005, 08:30 PM   #7
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Also, i took linux off of my old laptop cause it was too slow so i just formated the whole drive... but i have a brand new laptop and i want to dual boot it alongside my winblows xp.... If i want to uninstall it from there the proper way how do i go about doing that because i have heard it can be very hard...
 
Old 11-30-2005, 09:52 PM   #8
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Uninstalling is pretty simple, all you need to do is remove the linux partitions and run the fixmbr command from the windows recovery console.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 10:41 PM   #9
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Hey thanx guys, i just have one more question... srry im a real pain in the ass huh? :-)
well i have a wireless card built into my comp. and it is connected to a belkin g+ 54g router and i want to connect to the internet with it in linux how do i set up the internet on here, cause i know when i installed it and it wanted to check for updates, it wouldnt work
thanx alot..

Kevin
 
Old 11-30-2005, 10:55 PM   #10
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Got to find the proper drivers for it. So you need to know what you have in there. My current distro, Ubuntu, saw what I had and configured for me. But I don't know about yours. Try posting in the "networking" forum for this issue. You have it buried in here and no one that knows the answer will find it.
Good Luck

Oh I forgot to ask. Is ICP still around? Been to a few shows but haven't heard anything in years.

Last edited by crispy_420; 11-30-2005 at 10:57 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 11:35 PM   #11
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Thanx dood.... Hell yeah ICP is still around i have 100 cd's of theirs and the other bands on their label... check out their new shit its awesome.. www.psychopathicrecords.com or www.insaneclownposse.com

Peace man,

Eat 'Shrooms every day!
 
Old 12-01-2005, 03:22 AM   #12
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php?cat=10 - Linuq Questions HCL, i've linked the networking section but there is a section for every major piece of hardware, checking these can show what hardware plays nice with Linux, and offer solutions for those that don't. Didn't know which card you had so you'll have to go through and find it.

If not then google is your next step, and look into something called ndiswrapper, it's a wrapper to use windows wireless drivers in Linux .
 
Old 12-01-2005, 09:22 AM   #13
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Thanx for all the help guys its been great, i have the USB thing solved and most of the networking is done now.... thanx alot

Peace
 
  


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