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Old 10-23-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
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usb flash drive problems

I have a 3GB usb flash drive that I'm trying to use in Slackware 11. I plug it into the computer but no windows pop-up or anything. what should I do?
Old 10-23-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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Slackware 11 does not have "HAL" so you will have to mount the drive. You can use the "tail" command to find the device.
Search around there's a lot of information on these commands and
you will use them daily. Have fun learning.

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Old 10-23-2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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1. Create terminal.
2. Make yourself root
3. Enter command :
cat /proc/partitions
4. Plug USB flash
5. Enter command:
cat /proc/partitins
6. Notice new partition name (sda1, sda2, sdb1, sdb2 ....)
7. Create mount directory if it is not created yet:
mkdir /media/usb-flash
8. Assuming new partition name is "sda1"
mount /dev/sda1 /media/usb-flash
9. Exit root
10. cd to this directory, or use your GUI file browser
Old 10-23-2007, 08:39 PM   #4
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here is another help how to mount USB in linux.

hope it helps


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