How to use flash drive ?
Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Mon Jun 18 15:48:37 UTC 2007
> On Sun, 2007-06-17 at 16:21 -0400, Bob Goodwin - W2BOD wrote:
>> Eureka, it works, I transferred the thunderbird Mail directory form this
>> FC-6 box6 to the F-7 thunderbird on the old box10 and now it a clone of
>> this one, mail filters and all!
>> So I have demonstrated, to myself, that I can do it with the flash drive
>> despite its fat32 file system!
> Remember to check permissions when you move file back off from FAT to
> EXT3. You probably don't want all your files and directories showing up
> with permissions of: rwxrwxrwx
and some programs will not work with the files if the permissions are wrong.
If you are going to move directories or file for Linux machines, it is a
good idea to package them using tar or some other program that will
preserve he permissions.
FWIW, I check the partitions of all my new flash sticks and if they do
not show up properly, I delete the partitions and reformat as vfat. I
also label my drives so they show up with a better ident on the desktop.
As an example.
mkfs.vfat -n "Robin_4G_1" -c /dev/sda
Now the drive will mount with the name Robin_4G_1 on the desktop and in
the media directory. Saves confusion when I have 3 or 4 sticks plugged
in at once for work.
I also do this with my flash cards for my cameras.
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