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user1 02-29-2004 08:25 PM

usb zip drive

i have a 250mb usb zip drive and i need instructions on how to install it in redhat 7. i've been using linux for a few years, but i'm just a home user so i need real down-to-earth, easy instructions.


2damncommon 02-29-2004 08:35 PM

Depends if Red Hat has USB mass storage by default or not.
If it does, you just need to create a mount point (/mnt/zip (?)).
mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip
with a disk in to mount.
umount /mnt/zip
before removing the zipdisk.
If Red Hat does not have USB mass storage by default you will need to add a few kernel modules.

user1 02-29-2004 09:30 PM

how do i create a mountpoint?

2damncommon 03-01-2004 01:47 AM

Use the "mkdir" command. A mountpoint can be any convenient (empty) directory.
mkdir /mnt/zip
would create a directory for your mountpoint.

Red Hat 7 is pretty old. It may not have good USB support.
The "lsmod" command should show if you have any usb modules in your kernel.

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