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  1. #1

    USB memory stick setup

    Hi all.

    I'm new to this. I need some help. I hope you could give it to me.

    I've been installing RH 7.2 in a Compaq laptop, PMMX, 4Mb RAM, CD, FD, USB. It works fine, but I need to interchange information through USB memory stick, but I don't get it works.

    What should I do?

    What modules do I need to install? Where do I find them? What do I need for getting USB memoty stick working properly?

    Thank you for your help.


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    Linux Guru loft306's Avatar
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    well if your setup correctly then all you have to do is plug it in and type
    mount /mnt/usb
    then yau can use it then type
    umount /mnt/usb
    before removing the thumb drive
    but that is in the perfact install
    1. first you will have to add a line to /etc/fstab which will look like this
    /dev/sda1               /mnt/usb         auto           noauto,umask=0077,user,rw  0 0
    if that is the device (/dev/sda1)that it is reconized as in "dmesg" (kernel log) then make the directory /mnt/usb
    mkdir /mnt/usb
    2. then you will also need support in the kernel for 'usb mass storage' devices!

    3. start at the top one at a time till it works.
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  3. #3
    By default, Red Hat loads usb-uhci and usbcore on startup. But you'll need to load an additional module called usb-storage in order to get a flash drive working. just type:

    #modprobe usb-storage

    Next, create a mount point for the USB flash drive, which includes a directory for the mount point. So go to the /mnt sub-directory and create this sub-directory.

    #mkdir /mnt/flashdrive

    Edit the /etc/fstab file and add the following line:

    #/dev/sda1 /mnt/flashdrive auto user,noauto,umask=0 0 0

    Then type the dmesg command


    Try to mount the /mnt/flashdrive directory

    #mount /mnt/flashdrive


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