How to mount an USB disk

marbux marbux at
Tue Nov 27 18:01:12 UTC 2012

On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM, Christopher Chaltain
<chaltain at> wrote:
> 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.

Plug & play USB support has been in the Linux kernel since v. 2.4. But
I've seen distros that don't tap that resource. Generally speaking,
plug and play USB support is baked into KDE and Gnome, but support is
spotty in non KDE/Gnome desktops.


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