Mounting a USB flash drive on Debian Sarge

David Cabrero Souto cabrero at
Tue Oct 26 14:01:47 UTC 2004

On Sat, Oct 23, 2004 at 09:23:04AM +0200, Andor Demarteau wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, John J. Boyer wrote:
>  > My new Dell computer has no floppy drive. It does have a removable
>  > "keyring" USB flash drive. The machine is dual-boot, and both Linux and
>  > Windows recognize this device. Windows assigns it to drive E. Linux does
>  > not say which device name has been assigned to it, and a search through
>  > /dev did not turn up anything that seemed likely.
> just to check, do you have usb-mass storage loaded and/or present?
> USB deviceses use scsi-disk-devices for this.
> If you pluig it in, the demsg output (or output on the console) lists the
> partiition-table for i.e. /dev/sda
>  > I would like to use this
>  > device to transfer data between Linux and Windows. How do I mount it? What
>  > device type do I use?
> it's actually a normal disk in the sense of mounting.
> use the /dev/sd* (scsi-disk) devices and most of these devices have a vfat
> fs on them (don't do auot cause that sometiems mounts it as a dosfs which
> kills your long filenmaes).
Once you have loaded the modules: usb-driver, usb-storage and ide-scsi
emulation, and after inserting the drive, look at /proc/partitions to
find the device driver asigned.


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