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Author Topic: USB thumbdrive operation  (Read 1279 times)

subgeniusd

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USB thumbdrive operation
« on: August 31, 2007, 01:21:11 am »

Hi people - I've never used a usb thumbdrive with Linux before. I got a SunDisk the other day and it hot mounted right up with desktop icons. Apologies in advance for such a painfully noobish question but I don't see any options or methods for d/ling files to thumbdrive in VL 5.8 standard/Xfce.

After googling around a couple hours and checking the Xfce and Vector forums with a dozen different search wordings I still can't figure it out.

I tried the terminal with:

cp /home/dan/file /dev/sda1
cp /home/dan/file /mnt/vl-hot/sda/vol1
mv /home/dan/file /dev/sda1
mv /home/dan/file /mnt/vl-hot/sda/vol1

And others but nothing worked, just various "no go" messages. The file is under 100 Mb to a 2 Gb drive.

I don't mind using the terminal but it seems there would be a fast and obvious way to just select a file then choose a destination from a drop down menu (which would include all mounted drives). Or open the usb drive and navigate from there to a file for transfer.

Thanks in advance for your patience. D.
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Re: USB thumbdrive operation
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 09:35:00 am »

If it hot-mounted with the icon all you do is double click the new icon for the pen drive, it opens up the Thunar file manager. You can then open up your Home directory in a seperate window and drag and drop files to and fro. Couldn't be much easier than that!
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subgeniusd

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Re: USB thumbdrive operation
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 08:24:24 pm »

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open up your Home directory in a seperate window

I had double clicked icon and tried dragging from panel to panel in the same window and the file would not go so I (wrongly) concluded Xfce could not do that. Just that one simple point---SEPARATE---windows and with that all problems are solved and the sky is blue again. ;D Thanks - D.
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