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    pendrives in archlinux

    do i have to have some software installed so that arch will recognise my pendrive?

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    Oct 2007
    Tucson AZ
    I've never used Arch Linux but on many Linux distributions, a pen drive will be auto-mounted in the /media directory. What is on the pen drive? What type of data? which filesystem type?

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    May 2004
    Harrow, UK
    I've used Arch and several other distros. I never had any trouble with either of my pendrives. Even if it isn't mounted automatically, the kernel should recognise it. Check using dmesg; it should report the vendor and model, and assign it a device - /dev/sdb or a higher letter depending on which usb socket it's plugged into.
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"

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