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Old 09-23-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Question CentOS 4.3 will not use a USB thumb-drive on a Dell Optiplex GX240


I have CentOS 4.3 running on a Dell Optiplex GX240 (256MB, P4 1.7GHz). I am trying to get the OS to recognize a USB thumbdrive. I have tried the manual /mnt/ commands, but was unable to achieve any results.

I am not sure what kernel I am running (how would I find out?)

The lspci commands do not produce any output other than "command not found."

The OS came from a Linux Format Magazine DVD (July 06).

Besides Ubuntu, what USB thumb-drive friendly distros are there?


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When you plug in the drive use the command ' dmesg ' to see if it is seen. Post output
For kernel use the command ' uname -r '
Also as root use the command ' /sbin/fdisk -l ' to see if it is seen.

Could post the commands you tried to see if using them properly.

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You have to be root in order to be able to issue some commands . You can run
de command¨ /proc/ver* this will let you know the version of Cento´s you are running and the kernel too . Also uname -r
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I have been unable to test these ideas today, but I will be sure to tomorrow.

Thanks for all of the suggestions


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