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Old 02-09-2004, 09:46 PM   #1
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Supermounting in Mandrake 9.2 ???

Is there a setting or something that turns this on or something? Because I plugged in my USB HD and nothing happened. I went to hard drake, and it says:

Vendor: ?In-System Design

Bus: ?USB

Description: ?USB 2.0 Bridge

Module: ?unknown

Media class: ?Mass Storage|SCSI|Bulk (Zip)

Now I'm not for certain this is even it. I just started Linux a few days ago, so if it is it, what now??

Step by step instructions, please.

All help appreciated.

Old 02-10-2004, 12:35 AM   #2
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Well, you have to do a little more work.

1) Open up the terminal and type dmesg
2) Use either the scroll bar or SHIFT + PGUP and SHIFT + PGDWN
3) Find where LINUX made a node or device. It would be something like sda - sdz.
4) Go to /dev by typing cd /dev
5) Look for the device
6) Login as root or just type su and type root's password
7) Mount the device. For example, mount -t vfat -o sync,users,umask=000 /dev/sdaX /mnt/removable
You have to first make a directory in /mnt if you do have the directory removable. Type mkdir /mnt/removable
8) As a normal user use and file manager that you want or use the terminal to go into the USB drive.

You should be able to make directories and store files on your USB drive without any permission problems. When you do not want to use the USB drive, type umount /dev/sdaX /mnt/removable.

X designates the partition of the storage medium. You can not mount sda or a raw storage device.

You can also use disk drake to mount the device, but in the options make sure you select sync, user and umask under the advance button. It will ask you if you want it to write to the fstab file. You can say yes or no. Its up to you. I prefer to not save to the fstab file only for USB storage devices because USB devices always changes where they are created in /dev.


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