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Mounting a USB with Darwin-OP

Sometimes you would want to mount a pendrive on the Darwin to copy files into and out of the Darwin. Well you cannot mount a pen drive as easily as you did on you PC. To mount a pen Drive follow the following

1) 1st you need to find what kind of pen drive you have. Most flash drives are FAT16 or FAT32 and most external hard disks are NTFS. You can find this by using the following command :

sudo fdisk -l

Find your device in the list, it is probably something like /dev/sdb1

2) Then you need to create a directory inside the media folder(this is where are the mounted devices need to open up)

sudo mkdir /media/external

3) Now you mount this device in the created directory :

sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/external -o uid=1000,gid=1000,utf8,dmask=027,fmask=137

4) Now you can cd into the directory and look at the files inside the pen drive and copy in and copy out files that you need. Common you dont need me tell you whats the command for that.

5) DO NOT REMOVE THE PENDRIVE with unmounting it :

sudo umount /dev/sdb1

I have made the above tutorial other students to easily follow without going through a tedious search in the internet coz I have used them I know they work for me. Otherwise I have taken the above from this webpage.

drexel_darwin_mounting_usb.txt · Last modified: 2016/11/07 18:32 by dwallace