On Monday 01 October 2007 13:27:41 Paul Smith wrote: > On 10/1/07, Tim <[email protected]> wrote: > > > The alias '/dev/dvd' is for dvd. What is the alias for pen drives? > > > > They'll be another pseudo-SCSI drive (/dev/sd something). Whether it's > > sda, sdb, etc., will depend on what other drives are on your system, and > > how the interfaces are managed. > > > > This system has two internal hard drive, they're /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. > > I'd expect that plugging in a USB flash drive would be /dev/sdc, but > > sometimes it's a higher letter. I haven't worked that one out yet. > > > > Another of my systems has one internal hard drive, and one of those > > multi-card readers (SD, Compact, etc.). If I add a USB flash drive, it > > gets a much higher letter than I expect. I imaging that's due to the > > multi-card reader grabbing some devices, even if there's no memory cards > > plugged into it. > > > > This unpredicability is why labels are so useful. You can label a drive > > with a name, and always find it by that name (later on), no matter where > > it's plugged in. > > > > If you don't want to use labels, your other option is making UDEV/HAL > > rules. You'd pick something identifying about your device (e.g. that > > flash drive, or all flash drives), and assign them a device name of your > > own choosing. I used to do that with my Polaroid camera. If I plugged > > it in it be /media/usbdisk, and I couldn't tell it apart from flash > > drive plugged in at the same time (there'd be two /media/usbdisks, and > > I'd have to remember which was plugged in first). > > Thanks to all. > > Then, how can I set up a label for my pen drive? > > Paul Setting the mount point in the /etc/fstab Manuel -- Manuel Arostegui Ramirez. Electronic Mail is not secure, may not be read every day, and should not be used for urgent or sensitive issues.