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Old 08-30-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
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how to connect pen drive


i have slackware 10.0 on my laptop.
it has 3 usb slots.
i want to connect pen drive(usb flash drive) to it .
how will i detect my usb flash drive and mount it on slackware

Old 08-30-2005, 11:43 AM   #2
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Hi nick021, and welcome to LQ!

Ok, plug your pen drive into one of the USB ports - whichever one you like the most! Then, go into terminal/console. If you are using GNOME, then just right-click on the desktop and select "Open Terminal". If not just browse your menu for Konsole or a terminal program and open it. Then, type in the following:
$ su
# mount -a
That should automatically mount your drive (it mounts everything visible), and the mounted drive should be found in either /mnt or /media (I'm not too familiar with Slackware).

If you are still having trouble mounting it, or trouble with file permissions, then please reply stating the problem.

Old 08-30-2005, 11:44 AM   #3
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connect your up a terminal

$ dmesg | tail

gives you the device device name...sda1 or sdb1 or something else.

go ahead log in as root

# mkdir /mnt/pendrive
# mount -t <fs-type> -o rw /dev/device /mnt/pendrive

fs-type is generally fat32 for usb pen drives

replace "device" with whatever number you get from dmesg

you can then

# cd /mnt/pendrive

# ls

to see contents of your pendrive.

Old 09-01-2005, 01:55 PM   #4
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detecting pen drive


my pendrive has been detected by slackware 10.0

Old 09-01-2005, 03:10 PM   #5
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USB devices are most often detected as Serial devices in Slackware. An easy way to do it in the future is to do the following:

$ su -
# mkdir /mnt/usb
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

Then you can edit your fstab so it knows to mount there, and so users can mount it.


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