Newbie: USB Pen Drive on Fedora Core 3

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Tue Jul 22 14:31:54 UTC 2008

Bravismore Mumanyi wrote:
> Hi All,
> May any folk out there help me with a guide on how I manually mount USB 
> pen drives on Fedora Core 3. I have tried plugging in a pen drive which 
> shows an activity light but no icon is automatically displayed. I have 
> failed to figure out where it is mounted.
> /Biggie
FC3 is really old, and no longer supported. I don't believe that it 
would auto-mount USB pen drives. To mount a drive manually, you 
first have to know what drive it is. It will show up as a SCSI 
drive. If you do not have any other SCSI drives, it will show up as 
/dev/sda, and you will normally want to mount the first partition. 
You also have to create the mount point before you can mount it. For 
the first time mount, you would want to do something like:

mkdir /mnt/pen
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/pen

If you can, update to at least FC8. It has the advantage of getting 
security updates and bug fixes. It will also auto-mount your pen drive.


   Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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