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Old 01-08-2010, 04:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by abefroman View Post
try sdd1 first, if that doesn't have your files, use sdd5
Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdd: 1000.1 GB, 1000152456192 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121594 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdd1 2 121594 976695772+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdd5 2 121594 976695741 b W95 FAT32
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or /mnt/usbdrive?
Old 01-08-2010, 04:53 PM   #18
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OK, I got it through trial and error. I did a

mkdir /mnt/usbdrive
mount -tvfat /dev/sdd5 /mnt/usbdrive

it gave an error doing sdd1

I think I'm all set!!
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does it matter if i do the mkdir as mkdir /usbdrive or mkdir /dev/usbdrive or mkdir /home/username/usbdrive? is one better or one a huge problem?
You may name that mount point 'anything' but not in the /dev directory. The proper place for a mount point folder is to be created within /mnt directory: say, user@host--$ mkdir /mnt/usbdrive this is more okay.

Having created that mount point you may issue mounting command. If you have not yet known "how" your usb device is called by the system, try to find out by-- fdisk -l command, read from the screen which name: /dev/sdc or /dev/sdd whatever. Then mount it to the mount point you created at /mnt directory.

Read some tutorials on linux. The things we say here are easily understood from a good tutorial download this tutorial and read about 'mounting'.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.


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