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How to Access USB Stick from Terminal on Ubuntu

Posted on: April 14th, 2018 by Olu No Comments

In this article I go over how to access a USB stick from the terminal on Ubuntu.


1. Find what the drive is called
You’ll need to know what the drive is called to mount it. To do that run one of the following commands:

sudo blkid
sudo fdisk -l


You’re looking for a partition that should look something like: /dev/sdb1. Find it and remember what it’s called.


2. Create a mount point (optional)
This needs to be mounted into the filesystem somewhere. You can usually use /mnt/ if you’re being lazy and it isn’t already used, otherwise create a new directory using a command like:

sudo  mkdir /media/usb


3. Mount device

sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/usb


4. Unmount device
When you’re done using the device, run the following command:

sudo umount /media/usb



1. command line – How to access a usb flash drive from the terminal? – Ask Ubuntu. https://askubuntu.com/questions/37767/how-to-access-a-usb-flash-drive-from-the-terminal

How to run a script on start up on Ubuntu

Posted on: April 1st, 2018 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

In this short article,  I will briefly describe how to set a script to run on reboot.

An easy way to do this is to edit /etc/rc.local, add a line to execute your script, the save and close the file.

Now you can test it works by restarting your computer and verifying it works.

That’s all for now. Till next time.