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Old 08-03-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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How to accsess my pendrive?

Hi all

I am completely new to Linux. I am using Red Hat 9. I have also got Windows installed on my PC. To access the windows file systems, I had to create entries for them in the /etc/fstab file and create directories(hda5,hda6,hda7) [/COLOR]in the /mnt directory and then use the mount commands.

Now, I want to access my pen drive(via a USB port).

Please help me how I should be going about it?

In my Hardware browser(system tools) window, when I click on the USB devices, it shows me the folowing:
82801DB USB EHCI controller
82801DB USB (Hub#1)
82801DB USB (Hub#2)
82801DB USB (Hub#3)

Please note: When my pen drive is already connected to my PC, I am not able to open the hardware browser. The hardware browser window tries to open and then closes. However when I remove my pen drive, the hardware browser window opens.

Please help.

Thanks & Regards
Old 08-03-2007, 03:41 PM   #2
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When you insert your drive, the kernel will print some messages about it. You can view the recent ones with dmesg | tail. If there are messages from usb-storage, then your drive is recognized. Assuming you have to SCSI drives on your machine, log as root (sudo -i or su -) and type mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/(your directory.

On a side note, Red Hat 9 is very outdated. You should upgrade to a more modern distro, such as Slackware, Debian, SuSE, or Ubuntu.


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