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loading usb thumb drive help (Knoppix)

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i am trying to copy some files from my computer.

i did put the thumb drive into the computer and rebooted the copmuter with knoppix inside.

However i cant see my usb thumb drive in the mnt folder. It also happens in DSL.

Please help me mount the usb so i can copy the files.

Thanks in advance :)
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to mount a thumbdrive, open bash and switch to root, in knoppix the command is
sudo su

then issue this command

cd /mnt
mkdir usbdrive
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrive

this will mount the thumbdrive, but you won't be able to save to the thumbdrive or anything in KDE or Gnome cause those are open under the user knoppix, but you can read from them in GNOME or KDE. if you want to write to the thumbdrive, just do it in bash, just make sure you are root... when you are finished, unmount the drive before shutdown, like this...

umount /mnt/usbdrive

and that's it...
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mkdir /mnt/usbthumb
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbthumb

If that doesn't work, google.
lol, well knoppix should ask you for a root password, but sudo su would allow an override of that...and the -t vfat will specify the format, sometimes bash will give you hell about it, just in case...
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