How to Mount a USB Drive in Ubuntu
Mounting a USB Drive in Ubuntu‘s CLI
Mounting USB (Flash) disks and external hard drives on Ubuntu is easy – this is how you do it from the command line. You can also script the mount operation if you need backups to be moved to an external drive.
sudo fdisk -l(to find the USB device)
sudo mkdir /media/usb_key(creating the “to-mount” folder)
sudo mount /dev/sdg1 /media/usb_key(perform the mount)
ls -lah /media/usb_key(look at the drive contents)
sudo umount /media/usb_key(when you are done using)
After the first command the USB device definition will appear towards the end of the list.
Fnding the USB Disk
Disk /dev/sdg: 7.5 GiB, 8054112256 bytes, 15730688 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x04dd5721
Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sdg1 63 15730687 15730625 7.5G c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
The device ID in this case is /dev/sdg1 which is used in the mount and unmount commands.