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how to find my USB Stick

Postby clemkonan on Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:59 am

I am dual booting Mint 6 and Windows,just set it up tonight. For some reason Windows is telling me the computer has no Internet access albeit Mint is working normally.

I want to use Mint 6 to access the Internet to download AVG firewall and antivirus but my stick is not showing up under Mint 6. I have checked folders but I cannot find it ; in XP I would right click on Explore and it would show something like F:/
removable device.

Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Re: how to find my USB Stick

Postby newW2 on Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:46 am

Welcome to LinuxMint clemkonan.
Do you mean the you have a storage device aka a usb stick? Or are you referring to something else - like a usb wireless LAN dongle?
If I assume you mean you want to mount a usb storage device you use mount in a terminal if it doesn't auto mount when you connect it to the system.
To list all the mounted partitions use mount. In a terminal window enter:
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mount

It isn't that human readable so you could use the following command to see what devices/partitions are "mounted". Enter the following in a terminal:
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df -alh

The h is for human.
To see a list of all partitions whether mounted or not enter the following in a terminal:
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sudo fdisk -l
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Re: how to find my USB Stick

Postby clemkonan on Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:04 am

Thats correct I have a Kingston USB memory stick and was hoping it would auto-detect and that I could download anti-virus and firewall to it and use same to set up Windows on the dual bot PC.
Are you saying I have to mount it first?
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Re: how to find my USB Stick

Postby newW2 on Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:30 am

If it isn't mounting when inserted, then yes you need to mount it.
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