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    I am new with linux. I want to use a usb-memorystick for datatransfer.But the system doest not recognize the stick.
    Has anybody an idea?

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    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Commonly, on Fedora, without SCSI devices: Once you plug any usb mass storage in your system, it should be available via /dev/sda or, if it is partitioned, /dev/sdaN (where N is the partition number).
    That means, normally you can mount it this way:
    mkdir /mnt/usbstick
    mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick
    If you are using kernel 2.6 (e.g. FC2, FC3, SuSE 9.1+, or most other recent distros), you can look for the correct sda* in the /dev directory.

    Don't forget to
    umount /dev/sda1
    it before unplugging.

    PS: Here you can find an extended howto for USB flash memory handling with GNU/Linux.

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    Linux Engineer
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    Nov 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    In addition to LC's helpfull link and explanation,
    Here's another tutorial that will be of great help as for How to set it up, and on How it actual works.
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