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How to Change the Directory on a USB Drive in Linux

Author : weterm Date : 4/15/2014 5:02:43 AM
 
 
Linux is an open source operating system offering none of the bells and whistles that are available with the Windows operating system. Visual interfaces can be added to Linux to make the user's experience a bit more familiar, but only after initially navigating the shell of Linux has been mastered. Linux shell navigation is similar to navigating Windows in DOS mode. Linux is a popular choice for computer systems with small or limited hard drive space. The footprint of Linux on a hard drive is much smaller than that of Windows. This allows more storage space on the computer. Even with that extra storage, a computer can accept more storage with the introduction of a USB mass storage device such as a USB flash drive. USB flash drives can add anywhere from 1 to 64 GB of storage space. A USB flash drive can provide extra space and can also be used to store emergency boot information, large graphic files, audio and video and run certain simple programs.
 
Instructions
1
Insert the USB flash drive into an open USB port on the computer.
 
2
Open a new terminal window or go to the shell prompt area of Linux.
 
 
 
3.Create a new directory. Type in:
mkdir/mnt/usb
 
4
"Mount" the flash USB drive in the new directory. Type in:
#mount/dev/sda1/mnt/usb
 
5
Put files on the flash USB. The flash USB will have a fat32 filing system that will be read and write. Copy the files to the newly created USB directory to get them on the USB flash drive.