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Old 09-29-2003, 09:40 PM   #1
iamthewind
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Unhappy help£”:who knows how to use flash storage?


I am a fresh man to linux ,and I never use it before.
Well,I am study it now.But I don't know how to use the USB memory ,like flash storage or USB disk.who can tell me how to mount the USB disk! thanks!

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I am chinese,and I am a student.My english is poor,but I think I can express it clearly.So help me please!

 
Old 09-29-2003, 10:16 PM   #2
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The USB flash drive is /dev/sda1. You can access it by typing "mkdir /mnt/flashstorage". Then plug in the flash drive and type "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashstorage". You can read you files in the /mnt/flashstorage directory.

There may be an easier way to do this. I'm not sure. If you use Mandrake 9.1, it has a nice feature that when you plug in a usb storage device, an icon immediately appears on the KDE desktop. You just have to right click on the icon and select "mount".
 
Old 10-05-2003, 06:25 AM   #3
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At first ,I am quite thinks for your help.
I'm sorry,I went out for holiday these days.so,I did't repley u .
Now,I do as you told me ,but it told me to specify the filesystem type.

I think I must be quite fool and very unwisdom.I don't know where

should the fat32 be typed.
Thanks again for your enthusiasm!
 
Old 10-05-2003, 06:38 AM   #4
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what I typed is: "mount -t fat32 /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashstorage
but It still not work . Then , I change it's filesystem from fat32 to ntfs and try again.
But it's reply is still "mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel"
I don't know what to do then .thanks for your help!

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I am chinese,and I am a student.My english is poor,but I think I will do it well.So help me please!

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Old 10-05-2003, 12:28 PM   #5
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Did you try "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/directoryname"?
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:36 PM   #6
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Unhappy

thanks for your help ! It works !!!!! Oh ,I am so excitement !! Thank you,
These was what I do :
At first I type " mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashstorage"
But... It's reply was "can't find medium"
so I changed a parameter by using sda2 ,but It's reply still not change ,So ,I thought may be it's port have some problem . Then I took it down and changed a port and tryed again,
When I typed "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashstorage" It's reply was "mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
or too many mounted file systems "
So, I changed parameter again ,
As I have 4 USB port ,so ,this time I typed sda4, haha !!! It works !!


So, Thank you very much !!

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I am chinese,and I am a student.My english is poor,but I think I will do it well.So help me please!
 
Old 10-10-2003, 02:29 PM   #7
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Just for future reference, a handy command for finding out what is going on is:
tail -f /var/log/messages

Type that before you plug anything in, and it will show you anything new that appears in that log file as it is happening. It often tells you what scsi port the new device is being emulated at.

You can also pay attention to any directories in /proc/scsi, especially ones labeled usb-storage-0 or something similar. Sometimes that gives information.


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