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Old 07-09-2003, 03:47 PM   #1
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USP poket flash drive

I own a slackware 9 system, and i have just aquared a USB poket flash Drive (Corega) and i wanted to know how can i make it visible from linux, I have heard that is posible.
Can u hlp me?

Thx in advance
Old 07-09-2003, 05:05 PM   #2
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First become root with "su -", then :

- Make a mountpoint, for example, "mkdir /mnt/usb"
- Plug the USB drive in your computer.
- Do "cdrecord --scanbus" to see on which SCSI bus it is (USB access under the current version of the Linux kernel uses an SCSI emulation layer).
- To mount the USB drive to a command like (depends on your SCSI device bus location) : "mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb"
Old 07-09-2003, 06:25 PM   #3
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yeah do what he said, mkdir /mnt/usb then add /mnt/usb to the /etc/fstab file. usually the usbdrive will be /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda0.

easiest way to do it is just coppy the one for the floppy but change the /dev and /mnt bits.

then you need to make sure the correct permissions are set on /dev/sda1 and /mnt/usb.

that's what has worked for me

exerpt from /etc/fstab

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto noauto,user 0 0

Last edited by tentonipete; 07-10-2003 at 04:28 PM.
Old 07-10-2003, 04:43 AM   #4
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Here is what I found on the www, for MiB USB:

In general, make sure the "usb-storage" modules is uncommented in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.

Plug-in your USB key disk in the USB port.

Check "dmesg" to see what is the device that has been attributed by the kernel to the USB key (for instance "/dev/sda1")

The USB key (used in the example above) should be mounted with the following command:

sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1/ /mnt/hd/

I suppose that this will work also for other USB key-disk made by other companies than MiB. But I am not 100% sure... =(

Hope this helps!
Old 07-10-2003, 07:41 AM   #5
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I't worked thx all


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