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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!
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!)
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.
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!
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...
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
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.
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.
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 .