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Linux Migration Guide: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Linux Maintenance

Aug 13, 2009, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dee-Ann LeBlanc)

"Hard drives, USB stick drives, flash drives, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, and all sorts of other items fall under the term "storage media." Some are permanent media, like hard drives, and some are temporary or removable, like USB sticks.

"Fortunately you don't need to know much to access most of these. Just put the USB stick into your USB slot, and when the icon appears on your desktop, double-click it, and you're off to the races. Then when you're done with it, be sure to right-click the stick on the desktop and unmount it before removing it (just like you're supposed to do on other types of systems as well). You'll also find that your filesystem explorer on your desktop lets you point and click through a number of possibilities.

"Sometimes, though, you have to make a little effort. For example, maybe you're using a computer that can boot into either Linux or Windows, and you want to get to your Windows data from Linux. That Windows data is probably on one of your hard drives."

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