Mounting a USB DRive in Linux

Here is a step by step process on how to mount a usb drive in a linux operating system via the command line 


HOW To mount a USB drive in the Linux command line, follow these steps: 

1) Insert the USB Drive: Plug in your USB drive to one of the available USB ports on your computer.

2) Identify the Device Name: Open a terminal window and enter the following command to list the connected storage devices and identify your USB drive:

Type: lsblk

This command will display a list of devices and their partitions. Look for your USB drive, which is usually listed as something like /dev/sdX, where X is a letter representing the device (e.g., /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc, etc.). 

3) Create a Mount Point: You need a directory (folder) where you'll mount the USB drive. You can create a new directory for this purpose using the mkdir command. For example: 

Type: sudo mkdir /media/usb

This command creates a directory named "usb" inside the "/media" directory. You may choose a different location if you prefer. 


4) Mount the USB Drive: To mount the USB drive, use the mount command along with the device name and the mount point: 

Type: sudo mount /dev/sdX /media/usb

Replace /dev/sdX with the actual device name you identified earlier. 

5) Access the Mounted USB Drive: You can now access the contents of your USB drive by navigating to the mount point you created. For example: 

Type: cd /media/usb

You can also use any file manager to access the mounted USB drive by navigating to the directory you specified as the mount point. 

6) Unmount the USB Drive: When you're done using the USB drive, it's essential to unmount it before physically removing it to prevent data corruption. To unmount it, use the umount command: 

That's it! You have successfully mounted your USB drive in the Linux command line. Remember to replace /dev/sdX with the appropriate device name for your USB drive.