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Old 02-28-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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Nub need flash drive help


Hi I need to get my flash drive (scan disk) to work with my linux desktop what do I need to do?

Running Linux 10.04
 
Old 02-28-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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Do you mean a usb flash drive, and ubuntu 10.04? You should be able to just plug it in and mount it if it does not automount. To mount a device, use the mount command.

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:11 PM   #3
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How do I do that?
 
Old 02-28-2011, 05:15 PM   #4
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Does it automount?
 
Old 02-28-2011, 05:21 PM   #5
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Some Sandisk brand flash drives have onboard software out-of-the-box. This may be interfering with Linux' ability to see/mount that drive.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 05:30 PM   #6
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No it doesnt automount
 
Old 02-28-2011, 06:06 PM   #7
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You need to mount it. Find out what device it is by looking at your dmesg output. Perform the following:
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dmesg
You will see system messages for the device, it will be /dev/sdX, where X is going to be a drive letter. Once you figure out which device is for your USB flash device, mentally note what it is. Then mount your device as follows:
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mount /dev/sdX /media/mountpoint
You can mount your device anywhere you like. I used /media/mountpoint as an example. Hope this helps.

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Old 02-28-2011, 07:15 PM   #8
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Ok it says no command 'dnesg' found did you mean command 'dmesg' from package 'util-linux' (main) dnesg: command not found

So what do I do now?
 
Old 02-28-2011, 07:47 PM   #9
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Ok it says no command 'dnesg' found did you mean command 'dmesg' from package 'util-linux' (main) dnesg: command not found

So what do I do now?
It is dmesg. I just looked above, and I did type in dmesg. Please verify the commands you type in next time.

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Old 02-28-2011, 07:54 PM   #10
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Ok I type it in wrong now it says when I try and do the second part mount: only root can do that
 
Old 02-28-2011, 08:02 PM   #11
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So then follow what it says man.... Run it as root.

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Old 02-28-2011, 08:22 PM   #12
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I redid it and it still dont work it says the first part does after I do the first part its fine the I type in the second on and then it says this mount: only root can do that
 
Old 02-28-2011, 08:39 PM   #13
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I redid it and it still dont work it says the first part does after I do the first part its fine the I type in the second on and then it says this mount: only root can do that
Ok, so listen to what it is telling you - run it as root.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #14
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Ok this is my first day with linux and I havent used it before so how do I run it as root?
 
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Code:
sudo [command]
Cheers,

Josh

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