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How to setup a USB mass storage device - Linux Setup, Configuration & Administration

I have been using an ARCHOS Jukebox 6000 under windows for sometime and would like now to run it under Linux Red Hat 8.0. I have detected that the system detects the USB device and creates a record in /proc/scsi/usb-storage-0/1 with data about the device. My question is: How do I mount this device? Do I have to touch the /etc/fstab file? I did that and almost blocked the system. Advice will be much appreciatted Thanks Carlos...

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    Default How to setup a USB mass storage device

    I have been using an ARCHOS Jukebox 6000 under windows for sometime and
    would like now to run it under Linux Red Hat 8.0.

    I have detected that the system detects the USB device and creates a record
    in /proc/scsi/usb-storage-0/1 with data about the device.

    My question is: How do I mount this device? Do I have to touch the
    /etc/fstab file? I did that and almost blocked the system.

    Advice will be much appreciatted

    Thanks

    Carlos
    Carlos Guest

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    Default Re: How to setup a USB mass storage device

    Carlos wrote:
    > My question is: How do I mount this device? Do I have to touch the
    > /etc/fstab file? I did that and almost blocked the system.
    The device file is /dev/sda (given that you don't have any SCSI disks).
    Partition is (usually) 1 and file system (usually) vfat. Might be a good
    idea to first mount it read-only and check whether it works out.

    -Timo

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    Default Re: How to setup a USB mass storage device

    Hello

    Carlos (<garciasuarezya.com>) wrote:
    > Timo Voipio wrote:
    >
    >> Carlos wrote:
    >>
    >>> My question is: How do I mount this device? Do I have to touch the
    >>> /etc/fstab file? I did that and almost blocked the system.
    >>
    >> The device file is /dev/sda (given that you don't have any SCSI
    >> disks). Partition is (usually) 1 and file system (usually) vfat.
    >> Might be a good idea to first mount it read-only and check whether it
    >> works out.
    >
    > Thanks, by do I need to touch fstab or can I just use mount -t vfat
    You can of course mount it without changing fstab if you tell the mount
    programm the parameters, however if you make an entry in your fstab you
    can also allow users to mount the device, without an entry normally
    only root will be allowed to mount it.

    best regards
    Andreas Janssen

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    Default Re: How to setup a USB mass storage device

    On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 14:17:34 +0200, Carlos <garciasuarezya.com> wrote:
    > Timo Voipio wrote:
    > > Carlos wrote:
    > >> My question is: How do I mount this device? Do I have to touch the
    > >> /etc/fstab file? I did that and almost blocked the system.
    > > The device file is /dev/sda (given that you don't have any SCSI disks).
    > > Partition is (usually) 1 and file system (usually) vfat. Might be a good
    > > idea to first mount it read-only and check whether it works out.
    > > -Timo
    > Thanks, by do I need to touch fstab or can I just use mount -t vfat .....?
    hi,
    you don't need to touch fstab at all,
    but you should really take a look at
    man 5 fstab
    man 8 mount
    to understand why.

    regards, Frank

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