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Mounting USB using Helix

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I have been tying to mount a usb drive using the terminal in helix using the command mount -o rw /dev/sdb5 /media/sdb5.  This works to mount the deivce (can see files already on the drive), but I cannot write files to the drive.  Is there something I am missing?  

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I have never personally seen one before, but does the USB key have a read only switch like old floppy drives.

What file system is the USB key, if it is NTFS you may only have read support built into the kernel?

Is there anything in /var/log/message or dmesg?
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I hav tried two different USB devices.  One is a thumb drive and has worked using this process.  The other is a external hard drive.  Netiher of them have read only switches.

I also tried ntfs-3g /dev/sdb5 /media/sdb5 and that also does not work.

I will be honest, I am new to helix and I am not sure how to view the /var/log/message or dmesg.

Thank you for any other ideas you might have.
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I do not understand, but I tried the same steps as yesterday and it works today.  Must have been typing something wrong over and over again yestrday.
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Thats great news that it is now working.  Just FYI to view the contents of /var/log/messages you can type "cat /var/log/messages | more" to display the entire file page by page.  The other option is "tail /var/log/messages" which will show end of the file.

As for viewing the output of dmesg, just type "dmesg" in the console to view this log file.

As for the difference between yesterday and today, type "history | grep mount" to display all of the times you have used the command mount.

Please request for this question to be closed and refunded as you have solved it yourself in the Community_Support zone (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Other/Community_Support/#browseZones)
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