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Old 05-26-2004, 12:04 PM   #1
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usb memory stick

I have a Cruzer mini 256mb usb memory stick and I was wondering how would I use that in linux. I am going to be installing fedora core 2 on my main machine later tonight.
Old 05-26-2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if this will work in Fedora (works in Slackware) but here goes. As root
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbkey
The /dev/sda1 might be /dev/sda2 and so on. /mnt/usbkey can be anything: /mnt/cdrom, /mnt/floppy.
If you want any user to be able to mount it add this line to your fstab
/dev/sda1     /mnt/usbkey     vfat      noauto,users     0  0
Again, make any necessary changes to /dev/sda1 and /mnt/usbkey (Remember, the directory you mount to has to exist: 'mkdir /mnt/usbkey').
Old 05-26-2004, 01:25 PM   #3
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...that pretty much explains it all.

make sure, however, that you have usb-storage module loaded. To check if it is loaded, run lsmod and see if it is the list. If usb-storage is not listed, run (as root) /sbin/modprobe usb-storage.

that should do it.
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thank you I will have to try that tonight.
Old 06-14-2004, 05:21 PM   #5
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USB memory stick on Fedora core 2

well just wanted to add to the comment posted by Nis....

The posted command to mount usb memory device works fine with Fedora core 2 as well.....



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