Quick Debian Question.

#1
i need to access my usb flash drive from debian.

it's a u3 cruzer micro 2gb, and the filesystem is fat.

it recognizes it when i plug it in, but i'm not sure how to get to the files.
 

mqudsi

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#2
start a shell

Code:
su
mount -a
 

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#4
oh - I didn't know you were running a bare-bones system:

Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/myUSB
That should work for you - you can then access it by
Code:
cd /mnt/myUSB
If that doesn't work then it's not sda1, meaning you have a SCSI or SATA drive attached to the PC. In that case try sdb1.
 

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#6
That means you don't have the required dev tools installed.
Linux sucks because of dependencies. You need to get GCC, and a bunch of other programs installed in order to use the make command.
 

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#8
ndiswrapper

it uses Windows XP drivers to run Wi-Fi cards on Linux
 

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#9
Oh, and congratulations on your hundredth post! :smile:
 
#10
thanks, and i was trying to install ndiswrapper when i found out make didn't work. because i needed to install all that, i was considering going back to windows nt if it would work in that somehow.
 

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#11
Oh, I didn't notice that NT bit right there.

No, NT doesn't have wireless support.
 

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#13
aaaaah!

*phew*
That's gone now :grinning:

(No, I'm not superstitious :tongueout:)
 

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#15
How did you attempt to run the .deb?
Do you have the package manager installed?
 

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#17
Why don't you just run
Code:
apt-get install gcc