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Re: help with USB drive



ehemdal wrote:

mkdir /media/usbdisk
chmod 777 /media/usbdisk # setting permissions for ease of use
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk

I'd suggest doing a tail -f /var/log/messages while plugging the device. This way , you'll know for sure if it's recognized as sda or sdb (in my computer , I never got any pendrive to be recognized as sdb , but yesterday on my friend's computer , his pendrive was recognized as sdb , even though it was the only USB/SCSI device).

If you have a USB disk that is an NTFS volume, I am not sure how far you can get, because I haven't worked on NTFS support. But I found I could build a new filesystem with

mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sda

Then it was easy to mount.

If it's NTFS volume , then he'd need the NTFS module , available on livna and on the NTFS project homepage (http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/). All instructions needed are available on the NTFS project homepage.


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Pedro Macedo


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