How To Mount A USB Or Hard Drive In Linux
Posted by Weston Ganger
Something that is handy to know in linux is how to mount and unmount drives from the command line.
We will discuss two methods.
First we need to find out what device we need to mount
sudo fdisk -l
Then find your device in the output, which should be something like /dev/sdb1
Now we get to the mounting part.
The first is the standard way of doing it but it requires root access:
# first create the mount point sudo mkdir /media/external # mount a FAT drive sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb /media/external -o uid=1000,gid=1000,utf8,dmask=027,fmask=137 # mount an NTFS drive (you may need to install the package ntfs-3g) sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/external # unmount method #1 sudo umount /dev/sdb1 #unmount method #2 sudo umount /media/external
The Second method of mounting it is using pmount which doesnt require root access except to install pmount itself.
sudo apt-get install pmount # to mount pmount /dev/sdb1 your_label # to unmount pumount /dev/sdb
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