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Fedora Core 2 - detect and read data from UBS PenDrive?

Posted on 2006-06-29
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hi, when i plug in the UBS pendrive, i am not sure if it has been detected (like windows xp) automatically or i need to do sth?
i search up and down, and the only mean for me to transfer data is thru a cd or diskette...
please help.
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ircpamanager earned 250 total points
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What distro and kernel are you running. You can check multiple places to see if it was recognized. First check dmesg. Type dmesg | grep sda, and look at the output. Then you can type(assuming you drive is fat32) mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/point. Most newer distros will automount the drive for you. Let me know how it goes.
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by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
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>>What distro and kernel are you running

i'm not sure how to find out...
i just enter the world of linux and i just finish installing fedora core 2 last night...

i think i will try
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/point
and see how is it ;-)
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by:pjedmond
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For information, your distro is:

Fedora Core (2).

You can get your kernel version by typing:

uname -a

and is probably 2.6.10-1.770

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by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
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tks pjedmond for the tips!

but, what is a distro?..
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Distribution (slang)

http://distrowatch.com/

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If you have problems with identifying the correct device, then plug it in before booting. Then examine carefully the output of:

dmesg | more

Someware you'll see some messages about a removeable drive being detected (provided the correct modules are present)

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by:xDamox
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Hi,

What does the following command show:

lsusb

Also when you plug your USB device in type the following:

tail /var/log/messages

and also examine your dmesg as pjedmond said.
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by:ircpamanager
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When i say "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/point" /mnt/point should be a directory you created or try looking under /media directory. If there is not any folders call usb or no-name or something to that effect, you can create it with "mkdir /mnt/thumbdrive or mkdir /media/usbdrive" or whatever you would like to name them. Make sure you are root before you create the directories, and before you try to mount the drive. Then you can type mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/thumbdrive or mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/usbdrive.
If all works correctly post back and we will show you how to unmount the drive before you pull it out of the usb slot.
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by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
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>>When i say "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/point" /mnt/point should be a directory you created
i know. I learn this while i try mounting a windows partition. ;-)

and it works! but i seriously dont know how to unmount...
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umount /mnt/point or umount  /dev/sda1
Glad it helped.
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by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
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hmm, i tried using unmount... no wonder it show error ;-)
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Have made that same error myself.
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