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Old 10-05-2006, 03:52 AM   #1
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Question USB Thumb Drives(devices) and Slackware 11.0

I plugged in my USB 2.0 memory sticks and I can see them with the lsusb command, but how do I access them from within KDE or the Shell?

Old 10-05-2006, 04:28 AM   #2
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If you've installed the pmount program and libhal, KDE will automatically detect the device.

Otherwise you can edit /etc/fstab to add the device as a mountable device. The device is usually /dev/sda or /dev/sda1.
You can create a mount point like /mnt/usbstick for mounting it.

I personally prefer the second way.
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What kernel are you using? 2.4.xx or 2.6.xx?

Try to moutn it:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt


Does it mount?
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Originally Posted by GCR
What kernel are you using? 2.4.xx or 2.6.xx?

Try to moutn it:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt


Does it mount?
Thanks for the tips and I am no able to mount the USB sticks.
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When you plug in the USB stick, enter the command "dmesg", to see the kernel messages. At the bottom, you should see some lines about your USB stick. Maybe wait fo 5 - 10 seconds first. Post those lines here.

What is the output of "cat /proc/scsi/scsi"?

Also, when you try to mount the device, what is the error message?



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