Mounting USB drive

Get the information about your usb drive by using tail command

$ tail -f /var/log/messages

Then plug in your USB drive. See the messages appear in the log file. The message is almost like this.

Date Time kernel : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Date Time kernel : SCSI device sdb: numberofSectors numberOfByte-byte hdwr sectors (size of the USB)
Date Time kernel : sdb: Write Protect is off
Date Time kernel : sdb: sdb1

Bingo! Now you see that your usb is known as sdb1.

Create a mount point at /mnt. You can create it anywhere but the default is at /mnt.

$ mkdir /mnt/myUSB

Mount the usb.

$ mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/myUSB

If you think you will forget about the device, just write it in /etc/fstab. Put the entry like this.

/dev/sdb1 /mnt/myUSB auto defaults 1 1

Try to umount it later after you finish using the USB.

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