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Old 12-15-2008, 02:49 AM   #1
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Smile How to use PenDrive in Linux

I am new one in the field of Linux. I have some my personal files in my
pen drive. I want to copy them to my Hard drive. I want some suggestions
on how to mount peddrive and other USB devices in Linux before trying it.
Can anybody help me????
Old 12-15-2008, 03:14 AM   #2
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Most recent distributions should automatically mount your usb devices. If this does not happen in yours, you should use the mount command:
 mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb
Where sdb1 is where your usb stick was detected (this could also be sda1, sda2, etc, so check 'dmesg' to see where the device was registered). /mnt/usb is just some empty fodler where the device will be mounted.

Don't forget to umount before pulling the stick out.
umount /mnt/usb


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