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#1 13 years ago

problem: i have three PCs - two running XP and one running Red Hat 9.1 (shrike). I'd like to transfer some files (DOOM for Linux :D ) but whenever I insert the flash drive, although the system sees it it refuses to let me mount it and Nautilus tells me I cannot access this device. WTF is up??? :confused:




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#2 13 years ago

Google's Linux search front. Linux Forums. Linux Questions. Linux Forum. I've got work to get to, but I've been down this road before. Check your problem against those links (but do a search before posting on a forum!). I'll try to remember what I did to make it all work tonight (though Monster will prolly show up in an hour and walk you through it). Don't worry though; it's not too difficult to get working right... most of the time ;)




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#3 13 years ago

It took a little more than an hour. :rolleyes:

Well, I've never used Red Hat, so I'll see what information I can dig up. You do know, Red Hat is the "Business" Linux right? Its nowhere near, to being the easiest to use. You might have an easier time with Suse, or Mandriva (Formerly Mandrake/Conectiva).

I've come to like the very easy to use Xandros. Its Debian based, so fewer dependency errors when trying to install a package. It also has the quickest, and easiest installer of any OS I've ever used. There are a few downsides though.

1st. What type of Flash drive is it?

I did find this, and I hope it helps. http://www.linuxsa.org.au/pipermail/linuxsa/2003-May/055231.html

AUTOMOUNTER

If you want the disk to automount add an entry to /etc/auto.misc

usbdisk1 -fstype=vfat,noatime,nodev,noexec,nosuid :/dev/usbdisk1

# /sbin/service autofs restart

Test with

ls /misc/usbdisk1

.............................................................

For RHL9 with GNOME, go to bottom toolbar, right mouse click, select Add to panel|Utility|Disk mounter. Right-click on new disk icon, select Preferences.

Mount point: /mnt/usbdisk1 Icon: Jaz drive (just soemthing which looks different from CD or floppy) [ ] Scale size to panel [ ] Eject on unmount [X] Use automount friendly status test

To mount, click on the icon. To unmount, click again on the icon.




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#4 13 years ago

it's an STF flash drive (one of those cheap ones you can get off ebuyer.com - i think it uses the samsung chip - then again nearly everything does these days lol!) also, yea i know its a business copy but since im on 56k i had to get a friend with DSL to d/l it for me, and red hat was the only distro he could find. im not complaining tho, its a good os...relatively painless to use apart from these dam flash drives, lol! thanks for the links ill go have a look now.;)




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#5 13 years ago

Next time, Tell him to download Knoppix. It is a must have Linux tool/Preview CD.

Knoppix uses KDE, so it will look, and feel a good bit different, from Gnome in RHL 9.1.