Author Topic: Want To Make External Usb Drive Work On Z6000  (Read 1169 times)

zoaib

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Want To Make External Usb Drive Work On Z6000
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:30:03 pm »
Hello All. I am new to this forum. I just bought a z6000 from Amazon. It looks awesome. I have no experience with linux so I am asking this question to all of you.

I have this external enclosure which has 200GB hardrive. I use it for my laptop backups. I also bought the iRiver USB host cable by which I connected this drive to z6000. when i connect the usb drive to z6000; In the devices i can see a usb-storage device listed but in the file manager i cannot find any device for usb (the external enclosure is powered externally). do i have to mount this device or should it come automatically. if yes how can i mount it. does size of the drive matter. I have seen people on forums having sucess with archos 40gb drives. Any information will be highly appreciated...

Thanks to everyone....
ZAQ!

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2004, 02:19:42 pm »
Hi and welcome to the ZUG.

About your hard disk question ... see the 6000 Hardware forum or try a Search.

zoaib

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2004, 03:47:40 pm »
I have searched through the hardware section of the forums but still cannot understand how to make this work. If you know about the post which directly deals with my issue please let me know. I am still lost to make this work. Please Help!

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2004, 09:23:48 pm »
As far as I know, you have to mount the drives manually. Furthermore, you have to go to the terminal to mount.

I created two simple scripts in /home/QtPalmtop/bin/.

One of them is mountusb:

mount /dev/sda1 /usr/mnt.rom/usbstorage

and one of them is unmountusb:

umount /dev/sda1

Now I have two commands I can easily add icons to the tab for easy mount / unmount ing.

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2004, 09:39:06 pm »
This thread may help: 20gb USB drive with 6000L