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January 27th, 2009, 12:15 AM
I need to install a deb file with no network connection. I need to cd to the thumb drive, says it is not in fstab when I do cd /dev/sdb or sdb1.

Also, side note...this is my first sever (hence absolute beginner) :)

Why does the info spill out when you type ls --help to the bottom?
How do I read it from the beginning of the help file?


January 27th, 2009, 12:27 AM
First problem: /dev/sdb is the device, not the directory where your thumb drive is mounted. On the desktop install, the directory is under /media/<something> where <something> is the volume label, if any, or simply disk.
Type mount on a shell and you should see an output like this
/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devshm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.24-23-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/sda9 on /home type ext3 (rw,relatime,user_xattr)
/dev/sda7 on /usr type ext3 (rw,relatime)
/dev/sda8 on /usr/local type ext3 (rw,relatime)
if you see a line beginning with /dev/sdb1 then the directory is after the on word. I don't know if it works in the same way on an server install. If this is not the case, let me know.
Second problem: type ls --help|lesswhich means that the output of ls --help is given to the less command as input. Then you can scroll up/down the output with yours up/down arrows.

Hope this helps.

January 27th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Thank you...that all worked.