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How do i save to a USB in linux?

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Alright so i downloaded backtrack4, ive had a bit of experience with linux, however i used fedora. So i have backtrack on usb to be bootable set up with 2 partitions, first partition is for the OS (BT4) the other is for saving information, the second partition is formatted for linux. Anyhow i realize that i cant save to the first partition cause it will clear when i restart, and it does. So i assume that the tutorial i followed to do this was meant for you to save to the second partition and open files from that, my problem is that i don't know how to save to it, if i knew the directory which i believe i do /root/dev/sdb2/ then i can just copy to it (however i cant open this partition). but i cant open it or look in it. Any advice from you pros would help!
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You have to mount it

mount --help
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sudo mkdir /fd
sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb2 /fd
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Ok so i typed in

sudo mkdir /fd
sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb2 /fd

What now, i still cant cd /dev/sdb2

I apologize for the noobiness. I am really new to this but i want to learn linux
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cd to /fd
then you'll be on that device, assuming sdb2 was the correct one you were looking for.
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Originally Posted by Seldian View Post
sudo mkdir /fd
sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb2 /fd
I named the dir /usb1 instead of /fd will this make a difference?

I though i had it and i didnt, i ended up altering a few things as i reformatted and set up, but here is how i have it,sdb1 has BT4 R2 on it and i made a directroy called usb1 and mounted it to sdb2, so now that i have it set up, how do i save to it so that i can use it? For example i wanna download something from the internet, i clicked on /root/ to look for the usb1 file and it didnt pop up, infact nothing did (keep in mind im new to linux). The guide is for R1, will this matter that i used R2? Here is a screen shot i took to kinda show you what i have going on

Here is the guide i followed if it helps any:
http://www.techwarelabs.com/how-to-i...b-flash-drive/


Edited by Seldian - 12/25/10 at 4:26pm
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