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    USB Compact Flash Card Reader

    Hi All,

    I plugged in a Lexar USB Compact Flash Card reader and Linux recognized it, but I can't seem to figure out how to access it. My hardware browser picks it up as a hard drive:

    /dev/sda

    How do I mount it, or access the images on the disc?

    BTW, using RH8 w/Gnome.

    Thanks,

    John

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    Re:USB Compact Flash Card Reader

    I think it would be the same as mounting any other drive, not sure though.
    Make a mount point and then mount it to that mount point, then point nautilus (or whatever you use to browse your files) to that directory.

    I could be wrong though.
    Have you tried google?

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    Re:USB Compact Flash Card Reader

    I checked google, and found this nifty link

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    Re:USB Compact Flash Card Reader

    hello,
    while i am sure there is a GUI tool to do this, one way is to open a terminal and type mkdir /mnt/flash and then[b]mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash/[b]. the files on the flash reader should then be able to be accessed at /mnt/flash

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    Re:USB Compact Flash Card Reader

    Paul,

    Once again, many thanks. After a bit of confusion, I was able to mount the Flash drive and access it through /mnt/flash no problem. I'm starting to get the hang of this... GASP... I shouldn't have said that...

    Anyway, thanks to all for your help. It was all useful.

    Keep up the good work... I haven't booted Windows for almost a week now... so far, no withdrawl pangs.....

    Adios to this topic...

    Thanks again,

    John

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    Re:USB Compact Flash Card Reader

    [quote author=pbharris link=board=1;threadid=8519;start=0#msg77057 date=1074468585]
    hello,
    while i am sure there is a GUI tool to do this, one way is to open a terminal and type mkdir /mnt/flash and then[b]mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash/[b]. the files on the flash reader should then be able to be accessed at /mnt/flash
    [/quote]

    OK, I lied. ONe more thing. Is there a way to do this without having to use mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash/ each time I plug in the flash drive? Is there a way I can set this up to do it automatically?

    Thanks.

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    Re:USB Compact Flash Card Reader

    there's automount..
    you can also add this to your /etc/fstab
    Code:
    /dev/sda1    /mnt/flash    vfat    defaults    0  0
    tab where you see the spaces...

    now you only have to type mount /dev/sda1 or mount /mnt/flash
    make sure to umount /mnt/flash afterwards too, otherwise you may corrupt the drive...

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    Re:USB Compact Flash Card Reader

    [quote author=countach44 link=board=1;threadid=8519;start=0#msg77130 date=1074556295]
    there's automount..
    you can also add this to your /etc/fstab
    Code:
    /dev/sda1    /mnt/flash    vfat    defaults    0  0
    tab where you see the spaces...

    now you only have to type mount /dev/sda1 or mount /mnt/flash
    make sure to umount /mnt/flash afterwards too, otherwise you may corrupt the drive...
    [/quote]


    When you say "you might corrupt the drive" do you mean that in the sense that I could lose the saved data, or actually destroy the disk to where a reformat doens't cure it?

    Thanks,

    And just to be sure, do I have to unmount from a terminal as root or can I do that from Nautalus?

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    Re:USB Compact Flash Card Reader

    When I've corrupted data, it's from pulling floppies out early, and it requires a reformat to the disk. As for umounting, you should be able to do it as any user, and a GUI should perform same action as umount...

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    Re:USB Compact Flash Card Reader

    [quote author=countach44 link=board=1;threadid=8519;start=0#msg77130 date=1074556295]
    there's automount..
    you can also add this to your /etc/fstab
    Code:
    /dev/sda1    /mnt/flash    vfat    defaults    0  0
    tab where you see the spaces...

    now you only have to type mount /dev/sda1 or mount /mnt/flash
    make sure to umount /mnt/flash afterwards too, otherwise you may corrupt the drive...
    [/quote]

    How do I add that code to /etc/fstab ?

    I can never get into the fstab folder. Permission denied or somthing like that.

    Also, i tried tabbing in a terminal window and nothing happened.


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