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Old 10-12-2004, 01:16 PM   #1
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USB Hotpugging ?

hey its my first post using FC2, 2.6.5 kernel. Im not the smartest egg around but I know the basics.

can anyone tell me how to go about automaticly mounting my usb devices.

for example: mount my USB thumbstick

I know its uses hotplug but I couldnt find any good documentation.
so any help at all would be great.

cheers in advance
Old 10-12-2004, 01:38 PM   #2
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You need to make use you have a device folder for the USB device.
This can be found in the /dev folder and will be sda1 and sdb1

e.g. for an IDE hard drive you would have something like mount /dev/hda /mnt/hd

I think for USB you would use mount /dev/sda1 /dev/uhd # uhd being the name you give for your usb hard drive.

I'm using Mandrake, and it does it automatically. You need to check your /etc/fstab file to see if you have anything usb auto starting.

I hope this helps
Old 10-12-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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cool I can mount it manually but Im still wondering how to make it do it automaticly when the plug the device in?
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you'd want to look at supermount


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