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Old 04-20-2005, 08:15 AM   #1
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How to get USB to work on RedHat 8.0?


I'm sure this is a simple question. I've just moved on to RedHat 8.0.
Does it support USB? When I plug in my USB jump drive, nothing
seems to happen. It works automatically with my another machine
with Fodora Core 3 installation. I didn't need to do anything. How
to get USB working on RedHat 8.0?

Old 04-20-2005, 03:38 PM   #2
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Assuming that the 2.4 kernel from that release has the usb-storage module, you can do something like this (forgive me if I'm a little rusty, but it has been a while since Redhat 8):

modprobe usb-storage
mkdir /mnt/usbdrive
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrive
If the usb-storage kernel wasn't in that release, you may want to update your kernel (or your entire distro, for that matter). Also, if that procedure works, make sure to umount before taking the drive out!!!
Old 04-21-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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first, it couldn't find "modprobe" command. then, the other two commands seem to mount all contents on /dev/sda1 to /mnt/usbdrive. it doesn't show my usb jumpdrive.

i'm pretty sure now that redhat 8.0 supports usb. there seem to be so many dirctories in /dev/usb. i don't know which one corresponds to the port i'm using now.

Old 04-21-2005, 05:57 PM   #4
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Originally posted by jundu88
first, it couldn't find "modprobe" command. then, the other two commands seem to mount all contents on /dev/sda1 to /mnt/usbdrive. it doesn't show my usb jumpdrive.
Are you wanting the icon to show up on your desktop? If so what window manager do you use? GNOME, KDE, XFCE, ect.

Otherwise do you have any other external storage devices hooked up (external hard drive, zip drive, ect.)

otherwise to access your flash drive to save or open a file to or in /mnt/usbdrive


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