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Old 08-09-2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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Question How do you mount a USB thumbdrive in RH9?


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How do you mount a USB thumbdrive in Redhat Linux 9? Thanks if you can help me!
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
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try
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mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/whereever
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Old 08-09-2004, 06:28 PM   #3
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For me the dev is a little different.
I have 4 usb plugs, so I guess it's related to that.
I had to use /dev/sda1, but no biggie.

If /dev/sda doesn't work, try 1, 2, etc.
-Jason
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:32 PM   #4
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I have 4 usb plugs, so I guess it's related to that.
No, the # says what partition.

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Old 08-09-2004, 06:36 PM   #5
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should i type "mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/whereever" into the terminal
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:42 PM   #6
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yes, after you make the folder.

Code:
mkdir /mnt/whatever
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:42 PM   #7
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Login as root and make sure that a module named usb-storage is loaded.
run command: lsmod | more
If usb-storage is not loaded, load it by executing:
modprobe -k usb-storage

Alternatively, you can also execute:
insmod -k usb-storage

create a directory:
mkdir /mnt/usb-thumbdrive

Edit your fstab file and append this line to it:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb-thumbdrive vfat noauto,users,rw,umask=0 0 0

Now plug in your flashdrive and type:
mount /mnt/usb-thumbdrive

To unplug device, first unmount it:
umount /mnt/usb-thumbdrive
or
eject /mnt/usb-thumbdrive

Well, this should mount your drive.
 
  


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