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Old 02-28-2005, 09:44 PM   #1
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What would be the designator for a USB drive?


I looked in the Mandrake Control Center for a designator(like sda1 or hdb4 etc.) for my external USB hard drive but nothing is listed there. It says under my zip drive hdb4 so I guess that's the designator for my zip drive, but does anyone have a guess as to what the designator for my USB drive would be?
 
Old 02-28-2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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It'll usually be /dev/sdXN, i.e. some scsi device. If you have the right kernel modules, it should show up without a problem.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
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Well this Linux stuff is pretty strange. A few days ago I typed this:

mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/zipdrive

And it showed the contents of my USB drive. Now tonight I'm trying to reproduce what I did a few days ago by typing the same thing:

mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/zipdrive

And now it says mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist. Clearly this makes no sense. So I'm trying different designators but so far none of them has helped me access the contents of my USB drive. I don't know about this Linux stuff.
 
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Do "dmesg" and it should show lines near the bottom from where you inserted the USB drive, including the designator.
 
  


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