> I have a USB player which can be configured to act as a USB drive. At
> home I have winXP and I can access the contents of the drive easily as
> expected. But at office I have "Red Hat Linux 2.4.21-32.0.1". Can
> anyone tell me how to access the drive on the Linux machine.
> (please excuse, I am a newbie in linux)
Do have root?
Connect the drive. If you have no other USB, SCSI or SATA devices it will
show up as /dev/sda or /dev/sda1 depending on whether it uses a partition
table. Otherwise it will show up as /dev/sdb,c,d,e... Check with dmesg.
Then add a line like
/dev/sda1 /mnt/mp3 auto user,noauto 0 0
to the end of your /etc/fstab. Then create the mount point, /mnt/mp3 or
whatever you like. If you dont have root, ask your administrator to do it.
And dont forget to buy him or her a beer on friday. Then all you have to do
is mount /mnt/mp3 and umount /mnt/mp3 when you connect or disconnect.
Redhat probaly have some fancy automounter that does that for you.
Lasse Jensen [fafler at g mail dot com]
Linux, the choice of a GNU generation.