How to use flash drive ?

Karl Larsen k5di at
Sun Jun 17 16:46:17 UTC 2007

Hi Bob, I assume by flash drive you mean a small devise that plugs into 
a USB port. I have a 2 GB kinston thing. when I plug it in it shows up 
on my desktop FC6 and I can in a Windows way slide things onto the 
kinston image and they are then found on the file system.

If you want to put a file system on it go to 
/media/name-of-your-flash-drive/ and you will see everything that is on 
the drive. And you can cp -a anything less than 4GB. The file system on 
it is FAT32. I have a small flash drive with ext3 on it.

Karl K5DI

Bob Goodwin - W2BOD wrote:
> Per Qvindesland wrote:
>> Hello Bob,
>> Not sure what you mean with "use it as it" you don't have to format it
>> or anything, can you access it from your desktop I.E it auto mounts it
>> and places a icon of it on your deskop so you can access the flash drive
>> from there?
>> Regards
>> Per
> Yes it appears on the desk top and mounts but the fdisk data makes me 
> assume that it may not work if I treat it as just another memory 
> device?  I haven't tried writing anything to it and it appears to 
> contain no files ...
> Bob
>>> Disk /dev/sdc1: 4127 MB, 4127178752 bytes
>>> 127 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1023 cylinders
>>> Units = cylinders of 7874 * 512 = 4031488 bytes
>>> This doesn't look like a partition table
>>> Probably you selected the wrong device.

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