[Olpc-open] usb

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[Olpc-open] usb

Postby Gail Nalven » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:05 pm

Hi,
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[Olpc-open] usb

Postby stevefranks » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:17 pm

You can find the newbie 'journal' answer to this elsewhere.

The linux hacker answer:

if you look at /dev before vs. after you plug it in, you will see an
"sda" file appear (I think that's the right spelling, it's sdb on
other unixes, methinks - I'm a freebsd person by nature). You can
then (although you may need to log in as root) execute "mount /dev/sda
/mnt". There are probably other things in /mnt, so you really
probably want to mkdir /mnt/flashdrive and mount to /mnt/flashdirve
instead of just /mnt. Anyway, if it works with no errors, you can
just cd /mnt/flashdrive, and your files should be there. Works like a
charm. Most all Fedora command-line utilites (like mount) work fine
on the olpc.

Sooner or later someone's probably gonna flame me for putting up
hacker answers on this list, but until then, I'm available...I find
each generation learns a little more about computers than the last,
and sugar's a bit lightweight this early in the game. I do hope it
progresses. My daughter got in in about 5 minutes. Now we're doing
hardcore stuff on it to stay interested.

Steve

2008/1/18 Gail Nalven <horatiostreet@gmail.com>:
Hi,

Please excuse the novice question after all the technical stuff I see here.

I am wondering whether you can use a usb flash drive. Is so, where do you
find it? I haven't been able to figure out how to pick it up.

Thanks,
Gail



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[Olpc-open] usb

Postby Steve Holton » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:21 pm

A different spin on the question.....

http://www.google.com/products?q=USB+fl ... en&show=dd

Get one 512 Mb or larger.

They are available at any retailer with an electronics section:
Walmart, Target, Fry, Circuit City, etc.

I've seen them with the batteries in a grocery store.


On the XO, use the Browse activity and go to file://localhost/media



2008/1/18 Gail Nalven <horatiostreet@gmail.com>:
Hi,

Please excuse the novice question after all the technical stuff I see here.

I am wondering whether you can use a usb flash drive. Is so, where do you
find it? I haven't been able to figure out how to pick it up.

Thanks,
Gail



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N.Y.C.

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Re: [Olpc-open] usb

Postby Sarah Elkins » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:41 pm

You can also find your USB stick contents by looking in the Journal view (get to Journal by clicking on the notebook at the bottom of the activity wheel on your home view, or hit the magnifying-glass key near the top left of your keyboard). See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Journal_Activity for more, including pictures.
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