Run # lsusb
and not # lsusb -v
for a listing and not all that verbose information.
Since I'm using Slack, YMMV -- however, if you don't already have a directory under
/mnt such as /mnt/hd or /mnt/usbhd then you should make one. Then as su issue ->
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbhd (your mount point)
and see if that does it. Then issue ->
# ls -alc /mnt/usbhd (your mount point)
and see what data that returns.
You should get something like this ->
bash-2.05b# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbhd
bash-2.05b# ls -alc /mnt/usbhd
drwxr--r-- 4 root root 4096 Jan 1 1970 .
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 216 Apr 10 07:20 ..
drwxr--r-- 6 root root 4096 Apr 17 18:21 Jason_Backup
drwxr--r-- 15 root root 24576 Mar 16 08:10 Videos
To unmount the drive issue ->
bash-2.05b# umount /mnt/usbhd (notice /dev/sda1 not listed and no n following first u)
NB: If you're going to use this drive on a regular basis, I'd suggest creating a mount
point in /etc/fstab so that you can mount it as a normal user and not as su, such as ->
/dev/sda1 /mnt/hd vfat user,umask=1000,rw,auto 0 0