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    Hi all,
    I just bought a flash disk n try to use it in the Linux OS..
    How am i going to get the data from my flask disk..??
    what are the steps i needed..??
    Thanks in advance,
    xiao guang

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    if its usb its under /dev/sda1

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    Hi all,
    Can someone tell me the required steps to access the file in the flask disk ..??
    Thanks in advance,
    xiao guang

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    mkdir /mnt/usb
    mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
    cd /mnt/usb
    ls

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    Try this, if it doesn't work, you need to find which device controls your flash drive.

    1. Create a directory in /mnt to hold the drive. Something like /mnt/flash
    2. Open up a virtual terminal and type in: "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash"

    If it says that the device doesn't exist, isn't present, not functioning, spontaenously combusted, etc. etc. etc. than /dev/sda1 isn't you flash device, or you don't have flash drive support in your kernel. If successful, than it was successful.

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    Thanks for the help!!
    I managed to acces my file in the flask disk...

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    If I might ask, what brand are you using?

    I'm too thinking of getting one but not quite of the driver support under Linux.

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    it counts as a usb file system, they all should work. tigerdirect has some nice ones, works for me.

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