Saturday, March 8, 2008

Mounting a USB stick drive on an OLPC Laptop

Success! How do you mount a USB stick on an OLPC laptop and get a window of the contents?

Tip #1: Try several of the USB ports. I was successful in the lower right side port.

Tip #2: Once inserted, the USB stick will automount under /media/UsbStickName. Just do an ls /media/ to see your stick there.

Tip #3: For the GUI, look in the Journal. The stick shows as an icon on the bottom. Click it, and the window of contents opens!

Tip #4: To unmount and eject the drive, use the Journal's USB Drive icon. Trying to use the umount command in Terminal fails, claiming the drive is busy.

No comments: