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Old 03-08-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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read & write USB pen drive??

A newbie question - I have mandrake 10.1, what should I do to transfer data to and fro from my USB pen drive??
Old 03-08-2005, 08:55 AM   #2
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Plug it in and mount it
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I am sorry but I am a newbie to nix terms also. whats this mouting procedure?
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Try Here

Hope this helps
Old 03-08-2005, 02:18 PM   #5
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try this out.
mkdir /mnt/msd
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/msd

if it complains about a file system add -t vfat after mount.
if that doesn't work replace sda1 with sda2 or just sda, but if none of those work, you might need to configure your kernel to support scsi and usb devices i'm affraid.
Old 03-08-2005, 03:11 PM   #6
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Mandrake should probably auto-detect the USB Mass Storage device... SuSE 9.1 and higher do...

At any rate, USB drives mount under SCSI emulation. So make sure that all your SCSI stuff is installed...


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