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Old 03-13-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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USB Help on New Debian Machine


I posted this under the Debian section as I feel that Debian config needs to be taken into consideration since many distros do their own thing.

OK - new install of Debian and I am trying to understand how I can use my 2 front USB ports on my Dell Demension PC. When I look under /media, I see:

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workstation:/media# ls
cdrom  cdrom0  floppy  floppy0  usb  usb0
My /etc/fstab.conf looks like:

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hda5       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/sda        /media/usb0     auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
Can someone please tell me how I would be able to upload and download files to a USB keydrive or USB hardrive I plug in?
 
Old 03-13-2006, 03:51 PM   #2
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Manually:
Your usb drive probably has a partition. It should be /dev/sda1 in your fstab
Automatically:
If using gnome.
Install pmount and gnome-volume-manger.
Remove the last line from you fstab.
Your usb drives will be automatically mounted when inserted.
 
Old 03-13-2006, 03:58 PM   #3
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I don't use Gnome - I am using KDE 3.5.1.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dracae
Manually:
Your usb drive probably has a partition. It should be /dev/sda1 in your fstab
Automatically:

Remove the last line from you fstab.
Your usb drives will be automatically mounted when inserted.
I have not made any changes to my FSTAB as I was unsure if you were directing me to.

What am I doing wrong?

Code:
workstation:/# mount /dev/sda1
mount: can't find /dev/sda1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
 
Old 03-13-2006, 04:05 PM   #4
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in /etc/fstab change
/dev/sda /media/usb0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
to
/dev/sda1 /media/usb0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
 
Old 03-13-2006, 04:08 PM   #5
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Thanks!

Do I need to add a /dev/sda2 for my usb entry in /media?
 
Old 03-13-2006, 04:17 PM   #6
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Only if you have more than one partition on the device
 
  


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