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Old 01-20-2011, 10:27 AM   #1
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Question how to use a USB flashpen?

i have sent a file how to i download it and put it on to the pen its 4GB.?
Old 01-20-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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Assuming the pen is already formatted, you need to plug it into a usb port. Depending on what system you are using, this may be recognised automatically and a popup of some kind will appear on your desktop offering you some options on what to do. The simplest would be to have your file manager (whatever you're using) point the the folder where it has been mounted. You can then transfer files to and from the pen drive.

You give zero information about your system so I have to be very vague with instructions. If the drive is not recognised then you need to find out what device it is using (/dev/sdb1 or something like that). You would then have to mount it manually (this is done as root). you would give a command like
mount /dev/sdb1 /media/disk
changing the device name (/dev/sdb1) and the mount point (/media/disk) to what is used on your system.

If you want more detailed information try giving us a bit more information about what you are trying how your system responds.
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First you need to mount the usb in a directory, then copy in the normal way.

In open suse, for example, this is automatic, when you plug in the USB a window opens to the directory of the mounted USB.

If not, you need execute something like mount /dev/<usb device> <path directory>
but first you need to know what's your usb letter in the system.

Then when finish to copy you need umount the usb with umount <path directory>
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i order to assist you better we need more information from your side like what OS you are on.
as you create a thread in Linux Forum i assume that you are using Linux kind of OS.
In Linux if you are using GUI then it will auto mount you pendrive just click on the specified icon and you are done.

if you are in text mode then you have to mount the specific drive to a folder then simply copy or move what ever you want. if you have trouble in finding you device name then simply fire command
df -h it will tell you the available memory devices name they should be in the form

/dev/hdb or /dev/sbd

then fire mount /dev/hdb /home/mnt or on directory what ever you want to mount on. This will create your pendrive a part of root tree.

to copy a file just fire
cp file_location /home/mnt.

hope this will help you.
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Originally Posted by deebuck View Post
i have sent a file how to i download it and put it on to the pen its 4GB.?
Are you trying to make a bootable Linux pendrive in Windows?


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