Using the 'Mount-Command' on a linux box

At The Linux Command Line

20 October 2006

USB flash drives are great for moving files on and off of a linux server, but how do you do it? This quick tutorial shows you how easy it is!

#1: Create a Directory
mkdir /mnt/sda1

#2: Mount the USB drive
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1

AND; ~ I/you need to create a ‘Auto-mount’ function in Gnome

AND-ADD; (The following line? ADD it to WHAT? – The fstab – File?)
/dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 vfat rw,user,noauto 00

Now once you have done that, you can type, …
mount /dev/sda1
AND; The rest of the settings will be pulled from the fstab file.

TO UNMOUNT A DRIVE: (Not always required? ? ? )
umount /dev/sda1

The Episode Dedicated to Ken Thompson, Father of the Unix Operating System.

I have also posted this on ‘Lampstack’ – (

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