Re: Alias for pen drives

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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

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