If you’re new to Linux, one task you might find somewhat challenging is mounting a USB. Fortunately, this process is not as difficult as it may first seem. Here’s a simple guide on how to mount a USB in Linux.
Step 1: Insert your USB device into your computer
First, you’ll need to insert your USB device into your computer. Once you’ve done that, your system should automatically detect the device.
Step 2: Find the name of your USB device
In order to mount the USB, you’ll need to know its name. This can be found using the following command:
The name of your device will typically start with an ‘s’ followed by a ‘d’ and then a letter. For example, sdb. The partitions on the device will have a number appended to the end of the name. For example, sdb1, sdb2, etc.
Step 3: Create a mount point
A mount point is simply a directory where you’ll access the files on your USB. You can create one with the following commands:
sudo mkdir /media/usb
Step 4: Mount the USB
Now you’re ready to mount your USB. To do this, use the following command:
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/usb
Just replace sdb1 with the name of your device and partition.
Step 5: Access your files
Once your USB is mounted, you can access your files by navigating to the mount point you created:
And that’s it! You’ve successfully mounted a USB in Linux. Remember to safely unmount your USB when you’re done using it:
sudo umount /media/usb
This process may seem a little daunting if you’re new to Linux, but with a little practice, you’ll become a pro at mounting USBs in no time.