How to mount an USB disk

Christopher Chaltain chaltain at
Tue Nov 27 17:35:18 UTC 2012

On my Ubuntu 11.04 system, if I'm on the desktop, my USB sticks will be
mounted automatically. As mentioned below, it'll show up on my desktop.
It also gets mounted under /media.

On 26/11/12 19:25, marbux wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 5:41 AM, Karl Wilbur <karl at> wrote:
>> Usually something like:
>> sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/USB
>> Where "sdb" might change depending on the number of other devices you have
>> attached.
> You may also need to create a directory to mount it to.
> Detailed instructions for two methods of mounting a flash drive here.
> <>.
> But note that many Linux distros handle that automatically now. For
> those that do, it should appear as an entry in your "Desktop"
> directory.
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