How to Mount Pendrive In Linux: Mounting Commands in Linux

Q: How to mount a USB pendrive in linux operating system?

In RPM based linux operating systems (Redhat, CentOS, Fedora, etc) you can use mount command to mount a USB Pendrive to a specified directory.

First of all Identify your USB pendrive in linux
[root@server ~]# fdisk -l
 Device Boot       Start         End         Blocks         Id       System
 /dev/sdb1           63        16354169    8177053+      b        W95 FAT32

Here my 8Gb pendrive is "/dev/sdb1"

Mount /dev/sdb1 to any directory
[root@server ~]# mount /dev/sdb1 /root/new

The above command will mound the 8GB USB flash pendrive to "/root/new" directory.
You can now access the files in the drive by accessing the /root/new directory.

How to UnMount USB pendrive /dev/sdb1
[root@server ~]# umount /dev/sdb1

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