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# 1  
Old 12-11-2008
Question Where is my USB key?

Hi everybody,
When I plug a USB key to my debian, where can I access the files?
I don't have any user interface, what commands do I have to run to find the files in my USB key?
Thanks for your help.
Santiago
# 2  
Old 12-11-2008
If you have udev installed, check /var/log/messages for entries containing something like "scsi removable disk" and a device name. You then need to mount the device before you can read the files on it.
# 3  
Old 12-12-2008
Thanks fpmurphy,
I found the following lines, what can I do now? What do I mount where?
Code:
terminal4:~# grep 'removable disk' /var/log/messages
Dec 11 10:55:15 terminal4 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
Dec 11 10:58:55 terminal4 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk

# 4  
Old 12-15-2008
mount /dev/sdb /tmp might work.. you might need mount -t fat16 or whatever filesystem it is
# 5  
Old 12-15-2008
Thanks glev2005
# 6  
Old 12-15-2008
So did that work for you? You can always man mount to get the right syntax for the mount command.
# 7  
Old 12-16-2008
Yes and no,
I did manage to plug the USB key and copy the files but for some weird reason, it was not /dev/sdb but /dev/sdb1. I'd be interested in any explanation.
Here is the log of what I did:
Code:
terminal4:~# mkdir /mnt/usbavi
terminal4:~# grep 'removable disk' /var/log/messages
Dec 11 10:55:15 terminal4 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
Dec 11 10:58:55 terminal4 kernel: sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
terminal4:~# mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usbavi/
terminal4:~# ls -l /mnt/usbavi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 34897256 2008-12-11 11:20 3.avi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4826244 2008-12-11 11:20 5.avi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4636024 2008-12-11 11:20 6.avi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4740590 2008-12-11 11:20 7.avi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4634906 2008-12-11 11:20 9.avi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  6918224 2008-12-11 11:19 11.avi
terminal4:~# cp /mnt/usbavi/*.avi /home/xxxx/traite/xxxx/
terminal4:~# ls -l /home/xxxx/traite/xxxx/
total 552020
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 34897256 2008-12-11 11:20 3.avi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4826244 2008-12-11 11:20 5.avi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4636024 2008-12-11 11:20 6.avi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4740590 2008-12-11 11:20 7.avi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4634906 2008-12-11 11:20 9.avi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  6918224 2008-12-11 11:19 11.avi
terminal4:~#

 
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