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Re: Mounting a USB Mass Storage Device



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On 12/01/07 10:53, Raj Kiran Grandhi wrote:
> Samuel Bächler wrote:
>> Hi Everyone
>>
>> Does anyone know what is going wrong on my system or
>> what I am doing wrong or else?
>>
>> To mount a memory stick I do:
>>
>> # mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
> 
> Are you sure /dev/sda1 is your usb stick and not your primary hard disk?
>  Do a tail -f /var/log/syslog and then plugin your memory stick. That
> will give you some info as to what the actual device is.

Since the "drive letter" of removable devices is subject to change,
I now use UUID values in /etc/fstab instead of /dev/sd??.  (Except
for /boot and /.)

# blkid /dev/sdXY
# vi /etc/fstab (Replace /dev/sdXY with UUID="<long string>")

Also, if you have hal installed, GNOME & KDE should automagically
handle removable devices for you.

- --
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

%SYSTEM-F-FISH, my hovercraft is full of eels
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