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Old 04-26-2006, 06:05 AM   #1
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mounting USB mass storage device with kubuntu5.10


hello everybody!

i have kubuntu5.10 and i want to mount USB mass storage device(mp3 player, camera). i searched on the net but i don't understand what i have to do.

how to run mount command? which parameters to use?
my camera is SONY dsc-s600
my mp3 player is STORMBLUE mp-600

thanks anyway.
ariel
 
Old 04-26-2006, 08:01 AM   #2
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Are you sure that Kubuntu is not mounting the device for you already?
Does anything happen when you plug it in?

Try:
Code:
mount
It will give you a list of mounted devices and tell you where they are mounted.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 08:08 AM   #3
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If that doesn't work, try looking about in /dev

On my gentoo box,
Code:
ls /dev/bus/usb
gives a list of usb devices.

But be careful here. It's probably a bad idea to try to edit or even display these files. (Listing them is ok though)
 
Old 04-26-2006, 08:47 AM   #4
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Here's a safer place to look about:
cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
 
Old 04-26-2006, 02:13 PM   #5
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Thanks bernied :-)
I will try (My linux is installed on my old computer)

Do I have to unmount when I want to disconnect my USB mass storage device?
How can I learn how to use mount/unmount (maybe umount?) parameters?
 
Old 04-26-2006, 05:43 PM   #6
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Yes, it's a good idea to umount before you disconnect.

Have you tried
Code:
man mount
you should also read
Code:
man fstab
and
Code:
man mtab
basically it's
Code:
mount device mountpoint
but you may need to specify a file system, and there are other options you should read about too. For umount you can specify either the device or the mountpoint.

If you look in fstab
Code:
cat /etc/fstab
you can see all the options that are used to mount your filesystem at startup

mount is good
 
  


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