USB Flash Drive
bbobowski at cogeco.ca
Tue Nov 30 00:15:15 PST 2004
>I just got a new USB 2.0 flashdrive that I want to access. It
>recognizes it fine as da0. I am wondering how I actually mount that.
>Do I need an entry in /etc/fstab? If not how would I mount it with
>the mount -t command?
Yes, put an entry in /etc/fstab for it. e.g.:
/dev/da0 /flash msdosfs rw
Or whatever you call the mount point(make sure the mount point
exists, of course)
To the best of my knowledge, most devices format their Flash memory
as an MSDOS FAT filesystem; my digital camera certainly does, and this
is the entry I put for the CF card reader.
You probably don't want to dump or check this, nor mount it auto, since
it's removable media; if I'm wrong, put in the appropriate options(from
man fstab and man mount).
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