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Old 10-18-2005, 08:31 PM   #1
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USB flash drive

I am running RedHat 9 and have a USB flahs drive made by Lexar Media. How do i mount the drive?
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Old 10-19-2005, 03:52 AM   #3
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Plug in your flash drive and then go to /dev folder and see if you can see any device named sda or sda0 or sda1.
I'am assuming that you see a device as sda1

Go to /mnt folder and make new folder named usb (you need to enter as root or su)
then go to /etc/fstab file (as root or su) and make the following entry in your
/etc/fstab file :

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb vfat,user,noauto 0 0
and save.

Click on usb drive under /mnt folder or konquerer, you should see the contents of your drive


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Thanks fouldsy that worked


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