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Old 07-24-2004, 01:00 PM   #1
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using and mounting keychain memory

I have a nifty little LexarMedia 128MB JumpDrive Secure that I'd like to use with Debian, how do I go about doing that?
Old 07-24-2004, 02:29 PM   #2
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If you've got Sarge with 2.6 kernel and hotplug, it should work fine. See this thread:
Old 07-24-2004, 02:33 PM   #3
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Make a directory for it
mkdir /mnt/sda1
Plug it in and mount it:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
Your files will be in /mnt/sda1. When you are done, unmount the drive:
umount /dev/sda1
Note that is "umount" not "unmount"

Another approach is here: that gives a script for mounting/umounting the drive.

There are some drives that have weird partition structures that give linux a problem. If that is the case with yours, you will have to re-partition it and format it as vfat. Some information about that issue is here:
Old 08-07-2004, 03:00 PM   #4
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Okay, I upgraded to sarge and now my JumpDrive works like a dream. Sarge will automatically find the device and I can mout it to /mnt/sda1 as root, is there a way to mount it as another user?
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Make sure the entry in /etc/fstab includes the "user" parameter in order to allow non-root users to mount the volume.


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