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Hi ppl, i been trying to mount my USB floppy drives and USB thumb drives ( a scandisk Cruzer mini) into my USB hub in Fedora Core 2. i used ...
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    how to mount USB drives ?


    Hi ppl, i been trying to mount my USB floppy drives and USB thumb drives ( a scandisk Cruzer mini) into my USB hub in Fedora Core 2. i used Hardware Viewer and it displays the usb floppy drive and thumbdrive under the HardDisk portion as /dev/sda/ and /dev/sdb

    I read in past tutorials that u got to set the /etc/fstab file to recognize the drives right ? May i noe how do i type the command to mount the drives ?

    regards
    wilson

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    u dont have to edit fstab to be able to view them.

    try the command:
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    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb-stick
    of course make sure that the /mnt/usb-stick folder exists before running that.

    Then you should see the contents of the drive in /mnt/usb-stick

    to mount the other drive, just change /dev/sda1 to /dev/sdb1 and the /mnt/usb-stick to where u want it.

    You cana dd lines to the fstab to make mounting easier if u want tho
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    regarding the usb stick

    Quote Originally Posted by sdousley
    u dont have to edit fstab to be able to view them.

    try the command:
    Code:
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb-stick
    of course make sure that the /mnt/usb-stick folder exists before running that.

    Then you should see the contents of the drive in /mnt/usb-stick

    to mount the other drive, just change /dev/sda1 to /dev/sdb1 and the /mnt/usb-stick to where u want it.

    You cana dd lines to the fstab to make mounting easier if u want tho
    where do i check the usb-stick exists ?

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    make sure that your usb-drive is plugged in, and from the command line (Press Alt+F2 and type gnome-terminal # or konsole, if that be your preference) type:
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    mkdir /mnt/usb-drive
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb-drive
    now you can browse the contents of that drive at the location /mnt/usb-drive

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