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Old 02-18-2004, 07:20 PM   #1
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Question Accesing removable USB storage device?

Hi people, I connected my USB removable storage device but I'm not able to see the files. How do I accomplish this?? I use RH8.

Old 02-18-2004, 07:36 PM   #2
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I would play it safe and plug it in before you boot. Then open a terminal and enter
it should say something about your USB device and about where it's put it, possibly sda1. make a folder somewhere to mount it. Possibly /home/username/USB ? Then as root issue the command
mount /dev/sda1 /home/username/USB
You might need to change the ownership of the files so you can write to the device.
chown -R username:usergroup /home/username/USB
In the above, change username and usergroup for words that make sense on your system.
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Maybe the correct kernel module is loaded automatically, but if not try giving (as root) modprobe usb-storage and then retry to mount /dev/sda1


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