USB Memory Stick
This information primarily applies to Slackware 11.0 and older; if you're using Slackware 12.0 or newer, you probably want to use HAL instead.
Mounting A USB Memory Stick
1)Pick/make a mountpoint. (e.g.
2)Mount the device-
- If you have an fstab entry for it:
mount device mountpoint
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/memstick
- NOTE: if you have multiple USB devices or Sata/SCSI disks, the device may not be
/dev/sda1, it could be
- you can see which devfile (in /dev/*) some devices get assigned by tracking the /var/log/messages (dmesg) changes.
$ su # tail -f /var/log/messages
and plug the USB device in the computer. This can be used for any other plug'n'play device.
Unmounting a USB Memory Stick
Errors and Solutions
mount: special device /dev/sdax does not exist
Solution: Check to see if
/dev/sdaxdoes not exist, create it:
mknod -m 666 /dev/sdax b 8 0