[Wolves] USB flash disk with linux.

Robert Smith wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Jan 29 16:55:48 2003


I have a USB flash drive and debian does not note that it is plugged in but
if you try

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash

given /mnt/flash exists it should mount the flash dirve!! if you have other
scsi hard drives/ cdroms then the sda1 will need to be changed!!

you may also need to have msdos and or vfat partition types built into the
kernel or as modules

if they are built in you need the usb mass storage module this is usually
built as a module out of the box for most distros but you may have to
modprobe it

robert smith

----- Original Message -----
From: "MarkEllse@btinternet.com" <markellse@btinternet.com>
To: "Wolves" <wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 12:24 PM
Subject: [Wolves] USB flash disk with linux.

> Does anyone have any experience with USB flash disks and linux.
> I use one of these things a lot for carrying files around. (128 MB cost me
> 50.) It is recognised by windows as soon as I plug it in. With RedHat 8.1
> it wasn't, nor was it when I turned the machine off and back on again.
> With SUSE 8.1 it is recognised when I turn the machine off and then back
> again. Is there any way to make the machine recognise it without having to
> go through that (preferably from the KDE desktop?)
> Mark
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