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Old 07-13-2004, 03:08 PM   #1
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Question USB Key compatiblilty with linux

How do I get my USB Key to work under Linux. I'm running Redhat 9. I did some research and found that I need to edit my file system table in order to even mount it. But when I do this, the lines show up corrupt. I know that there is a long process to mount a USB device of any kind, doesn't anyone know how to deal with this problem?
Old 07-13-2004, 04:52 PM   #2
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Plug the device in. Then do the following at a prompt (as root or su)

create a directory to be a mount point
mkdir /home/username/thumbdrive

mount the device as follows.
mount /dev/sda1 /home/username/thumbdrive -t vfat

If it says something about the device not being valid, it is probably because something else is assigned sda1.


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