Mounting flash devices

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Most of the USB devices are recognized when you plug them in. Open Konqueror in filemanagement mode (if you are in browser mode press F9) and check if your device is there. If you find your device in the Devices list, click on it to mount it.

If the device does not appear type this command in command line as root:

tail -F -n6 /var/log/messages
  1. plug in the device and check the output in Konsole, one of the output lines should show something like "sda: sda1" or "sda: unknown partition table" or "sdb: sdb1" or something similar depending on your driver configuration.
  2. depending on the result add one of the following lines in /etc/fstab (open the /etc/fstab file in a text editor as root) add the line into the static entries portion (that's the top part of file).
    • for "sda: sda1" add: /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=0000 0 0
    • for "sda: unknown partition table" add: /dev/sda /mnt/flash vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=0000 0 0
    • for "sdb: sdb1" add: /dev/sdb1 /mnt/flash vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=0000 0 0
  3. Save the /etc/fstab file
  4. As root, create the mount point folder by typing the command: mkdir /mnt/flash
  5. Open Konqueror and mount the device.

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