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How do I view the contents of my flash drive (a Lexar 128MB JumpDrive) in Gnome (RedHat 9)?

I plug in the JumpDrive, and when I go to SYSTEM TOOLS > HARDWARE BROWSER it shows up just fine. Keep in mind, I'm a newbie to Linux. :o

I created the following directory: /mnt/usb
then, in the bash shell, I typed: mount /mnt/usb
and got this reply: mount: can't find /mnt/usb in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

When I type the mount command with no parameters, one of the returned lines reads:
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
How do I do this right?

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This worked on when I tried it on RedHat 8.0, so it should work in RH 9:

Linux 2.4 and above -

  • First plug the device into the USB port of your computer
  • Execute: cd /etc/sysconfig/ ( cat /etc/sysconfig/hwconf | more )
  • Check the device information in hwconf and write down the mount point.
  • Make a directory in /mnt (ex: mkdir /mnt/usbHD )
  • Then execute: mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbHD (if mount point was .dev/sda)


How do I view the contents of my flash drive (a Lexar 128MB JumpDrive) in Gnome (RedHat 9)?

I plug in the JumpDrive, and when I go to SYSTEM TOOLS > HARDWARE BROWSER it shows up just fine. Keep in mind, I'm a newbie to Linux. :o

I created the following directory: /mnt/usb
then, in the bash shell, I typed: mount /mnt/usb
and got this reply: mount: can't find /mnt/usb in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

When I type the mount command with no parameters, one of the returned lines reads:
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
How do I do this right?

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Hi all,

I agree to rizla115.

I always take these steps below to check out whether a flash disk has attached:
1. dmesg
2. fdisk /dev/sda
3. mkfs
4. mkdir /mnt/MyFlash
5. mount /dev/sda(1 or something else) /mnt/MyFlash

This worked on when I tried it on RedHat 8.0, so it should work in RH 9:

Linux 2.4 and above -

  • First plug the device into the USB port of your computer
  • Execute: cd /etc/sysconfig/ ( cat /etc/sysconfig/hwconf | more )
  • Check the device information in hwconf and write down the mount point.
  • Make a directory in /mnt (ex: mkdir /mnt/usbHD )
  • Then execute: mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbHD (if mount point was .dev/sda)
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