Mounting USB drive in Ubuntu

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How can I mount a USB drive in Ubuntu or RedHat for read and write access? We need to copy log files to the thumb drive.
ASKED: June 6, 2011  2:27 PM
UPDATED: June 7, 2011  3:26 PM

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Plug it in!

I can speak for Ubuntu that (by default) it will show up automatically on your desktop and even open a window to show you what’s on the USB drive. You’ll have (again, by default) read and write access to the device.

It pretty much “Just Works(tm)”.

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  • Mariodlg
    I think you are asking because the system is not recognizing the usb drive. Login as root and execute fdisk command to see your devices and look at the usb drive.
    fdisk -l
    
    Assuming your usb drive is the /dev/sdb1 device create a mount point like this
    mkdir  /mnt/sdb1
    
    Then you can mount the drive executing the following command:
    mount  -t vfat /dev/sdb1  /mnt/sdb1
    
    vfat is the filesystem of the usb drive. Tell us if you have troubles. Regards.
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  • NewnanIT
    [...] Mariodlg gave some steps to try if you encounter errors when mounting USB drive in Ubuntu. 6. One member is still waiting for help slipstreaming Windows Server 2003 R2 installation [...]
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