I have fedora 20 64bit and for unknown reason I cannot boot on graphical mode.

I have very important files for my project there. How can I copy those files to my USB flash ? How can I find my USB in the text mode ?

  • lsblk if installed, or blkid with sudo or by root. You can use parted -l or fdisk -l same by root. – Costas Nov 7 '14 at 15:18
  • What is the Runlevel? If it is in 3 change it to 5. – Ruban Savvy Nov 7 '14 at 15:20
  • @Savvy - I don't know what you mean? – user90696 Nov 7 '14 at 15:25
  • @Costas - lsblk shows me the sdb, but it does not show the path to it – user90696 Nov 7 '14 at 15:32
  • It will be mouch better if you post lsblk output... But in any way you can mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt -o uid=$(id -u),rw and find out your USB flash at mnt – Costas Nov 7 '14 at 16:10

First you need to indetify the usb disk by using blkid lsblk as Costas said and after that you will need to mount the volume (in read/write) if it is not mounted yet you can mount it under /mnt/for example. after that you will be able to copy your files into your usb key if you have some issue don't hesitate to paste output of dmesg , syslog's, ...


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