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Access a usb flash drive from the terminal

1.Find what the drive is called

You'll need to know what the drive is called to mount it. To do that fire off:

sudo fdisk -l

You're looking for a partition that should look something like: /dev/sdb1. Remember what it's called.

2.Create a mount point

Create a new directory in /media so you can mount the drive onto the filesystem:

sudo  mkdir /media/usb


sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/usb

When you're done, just fire off:

sudo umount /media/usb