June 27th, 2006, 04:00 AM
viewing USB drives in linux
I have tried Knoppix, which I am running now ; it seems very user friendly, and it has a more customizable GUI than windows, which i like. I am very very new to this different OS business (i have just started straying away from windows), and I can't view the contents of any USB drives like my mp3 player and my flash drives. I'm assuming there is an easy way to do this, but I just can't figure it out.
I found some USB viewing program, and it shows devices like the mp3 player, so I know they're being recognised.
June 27th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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June 27th, 2006, 12:06 PM
Most live CD distros will come with USB support these days. Are you using an old version? My current build of Knoppix sees USB drives without issue.
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June 28th, 2006, 08:58 PM
I just downloaded knoppix a few weeks ago. When I put in the drive nothing happens.
It (the USB viewer program) shows that the drive is in the port when it is inserted, as I said before, but I just don't know how to get into the drive. I don't see this icon...I know its not the drives, because they work in windows.
After a short pause, an icon for each partition on the new drive should appear.
July 3rd, 2006, 02:25 AM
I have no idea why they didn't come up before, but I booted linux up again, and it recognised the flash drives, but I still can't get the mp3 player to work.