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Old 05-17-2005, 09:53 PM   #1
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USB Flash drive

Do you know how to mount a USB drive?
What would I have to put in the /etc/fstab file? (And besides, if I change this file and I want it to be effect without rebooting, what would I have to do?)
My laptop is a Toshiba Tecra 8000 (very old) and I'm not sure if Slackware recognized its USB port? How do I check it?
Old 05-17-2005, 11:13 PM   #2
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Well is either of these two options:

/dev/sdx             /mnt/key                 vfat                noauto,noatime,users         0      0
/dev/sdx1           /mnt/key                 vfat                 noauto,noatime,users         0       0

Old 05-18-2005, 10:08 AM   #3
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Add this line to your /etc/fstab

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick vfat user,noauto,umask=0 0 0

then issue this command

modprobe usb-storage

then create mount point

cd /mnt
mkdir /usbstick

to mount

mount /mnt/usbstick

hope this help
Old 05-18-2005, 02:50 PM   #4
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Your tricks work. Thanks, bbo and mago.


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