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Old 03-15-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
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Question how to mount usb drive in command line IN UBUNTU


hi i want to copy a file from my desktop to usb drive in command line...how can i do it...i have no gui interface..all i want to do it by command line..so kindly help me in this regards..i.e how to mount the usb drive and copy the file to usb and then unmount it..

i also want to access windows xp drive from linux in command line without gui interface...in opensuse there is windows folder under file system but in ubuntu there is no such option...so if i want to place a file from linux to windows drive such as d ..how can i manage it with command line...no gui interface is available...

I AM USING WINDOWS XP AND UBUNTU 9.10 AS DUAL SYSTEM
 
Old 03-15-2010, 12:57 AM   #2
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You need to use the mount command. The following is an example for a device with at fat file system and would need to be run as root (or with sudo).
Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt
you can use the dmesg command to when you connect the device to find out what the device file is (in this case /dev/sdb1).
Copying the files can then be done with the standard commands: eg "cp"

Code:
cp ~/Desktop/somefile.foo /mnt/
Once you have finished you should unmount the device:
Code:
umount /mnt
Please read the mount man page, and/or google for tutorials for more information.

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