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from the terminal, i can actually CD to USB so that the prompt is now displayed as: root@amilix:/mnt/usb# Typing DIR does not display a list of files. My USB flash ...
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    from the terminal, i can actually CD to USB so that the prompt is now displayed as:
    root@amilix:/mnt/usb#
    Typing DIR does not display a list of files. My USB flash is formatted as FAT32. Note: I have 4 USB ports.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flatline
    You can probably mount the USB drive with
    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/usb && mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
    and then copy the package from the /mnt/usb directory to your "real" hard drive. You could run it directly from the usb drive, but it will be faster from your "real" drive. If you get an error while mounting the drive, run
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    and post the output.

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    Typing DIR does not display a list of files.
    In linux, the equivalen of the dir command is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatline
    Typing DIR does not display a list of files.
    In linux, the equivalen of the dir command is
    Code:
    ls
    i did that as well, i still don't see any files listed. i know that there are other files in my usb flash besides the tgz file.

    i also have the hot-plug option set to Yes when i was installing linux, if this means anything to 'seeing' the usb flash.

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    If there's no files in that directory, then you didn't mount the drive properly. When you run
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    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
    does it give you an error?
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    I don't know if this matters or not. When I click on the /root/LAN Browser from KDE, i get "lisa daemon does not appear to be running. In order to use the LAN Browser the lisa daemon must be installed and activated by the system administrator."

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    no error.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flatline
    If there's no files in that directory, then you didn't mount the drive properly. When you run
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    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
    does it give you an error?

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    That doesn't matter for what you're trying to do. The LAN browser is trying to browse the network, and there are two problems with that: the LISA daemon isn't running, and your network card isn't working yet.
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    Ok, no error...and you still can't see anything with ls /mnt/usb?
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    fdisk -l gave me this output:

    /dev/sda1 fat16

    disk /dev/hda
    /dev/hda1 linux
    /dev/hda2 extended
    /dev/hda5 linux swap
    /dev/hda6 linux
    /dev/hda7 linux
    /dev/hda8 linux

    my pc has the floppy but my notebook doesn't, that's why i'm using the usb to transfer files from my notebook to my pc.

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    can you see anything in the usb directory now? it should be mounted.
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