I'll try to help you on the second question:
I don't know if the USB via PCMCIA is recognized. But I have an external USB disk and to mount it (in /mnt/usb) I simply do (as root): mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
If you want a normal user to be able to mount it, insert in your /etc/fstab something like:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb vfat noauto,user,exec,rw,unhide 0 0
If you do that, any user can simply "mount /mnt/usb" to mount it.
To automount the device, edit your /etc/auto.master and uncomment the "/misc" line; then edit /etc/auto.misc and add this line:
usb -fstype=vfat,rw,user,exec :/dev/sda1
It'll auto mount the device inside /misc/usb. Of course you have to have the "autofs" service running. After changing the /etc/auto.xxxx files, do a "/sbin/service autofs restart" (as root).
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Last edited by fjleal; 15th May 2004 at 01:17 AM.