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Nuxified: Using External File Devices in Linux: Climbing the "mount" Command

Apr 03, 2007, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to libervisco for this link. ]

"In my four years of using Linux, getting usb drives, memory cards, cd-roms, and Windows shares in a state where I could actually use them has been one of my most frustrating problems. Printing, by comparison, has been far easier. I was frustrated even that I had to use the 'mount' command, not to mention all the issues with getting it to work the way I wanted it to. In my four years of using Linux, it has gotten a lot better about automatically detecting and mounting devices; in particular, I almost never have to mount hard drives or cd-roms manually any more. Other devices, however, remain problematic. You may never have to use the mount command in Linux. You may also win the lottery jackpot; I wouldn't bet on either. This article is intended to help new users save a lot of the time and trouble that I have gone through..."

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