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Old 05-19-2005, 02:23 AM   #1
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can't open files inside mounted usb drive

I used this usb drive before, but I use the same command "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash"
and now after I mount it, I can't open anything in my usb drive, and it doesn't display all the files I have, why is this?
debian:/mnt/flash# ls -all
total 52
drwxr--r--  4 root root 16384 1969-12-31 16:00 .
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root  4096 2005-05-18 23:11 ..
-rwxr--r--  1 root root  1404 2005-05-18 22:24 bootex.log
drwxr--r--  6 root root  8192 2005-03-30 15:04 Jeremy's Stuff
drwxr--r--  8 root root  8192 2005-04-30 21:34 nano's
-rwxr--r--  1 root root   296 2005-03-28 20:32 WMPInfo.xml
debian:/mnt/flash# cd nano's
above is after I mounted it.

Thankyou for your help!
Old 05-19-2005, 03:20 AM   #2
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mount -o uid=nanofxj -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash

Where nanofxj is your user name.
Old 05-19-2005, 08:59 AM   #3
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now it works if I use GNOME's file broswer to open it, but in command line, it still display an arrow thing ">" when I choose to open a folder


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