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Old 04-02-2010, 08:58 PM   #1
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Smile access thumb drive

hi guys, newbie and noob in linux world.

I plug in a thumb drive but how to access it? and how to find the drive letter which is assigned to a particular drive?

like the thumb drive and the hard disk how to check the drive letter assigned to it.. thank you in advance.. sorry for the noob questions..
Old 04-02-2010, 09:04 PM   #2
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RE: thumb drive access

Use your file manager and try looking under /media
That's where my thumb drives show up.
Old 04-02-2010, 09:09 PM   #3
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It depends on which Linux and what desktop manager, (KDE or gnome) that you are using. In Ubuntu a USB flash drive is mounted in the media folder and shown under Places on your main programs menu. Linux does not really use drive letters like in windows, it will assign a device such as this one here; /sda or /sdb for hard drives, and may use; /sdf or latter letter for a USB removable device.
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if you are talking about flash drive then here is another solution,

Here the command i have used is fdisk -l, which will show the list of hard disk or flash drive added to your PC.The red line actually shows my 16MB flash drive.

# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 5334 MB, 5334106112 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 648 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
/dev/hda2              14         648     5100637+  8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sda: 16 MB, 16056320 bytes
1 heads, 31 sectors/track, 1011 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 31 * 512 = 15872 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               2        1011       15655    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

To mount this flash drive:

# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
# cd /mnt
In /mnt you will find your flash drives directories and files.

Hope this will work for you.
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thanks guys for all the help


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