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Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook by Rick Golden

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Mounting USB drives (pmount)

This recipe installs and applies pmount, a command that mounts USB disks attached directly to the Raspberry Pi in the same manner as the desktop file manager.

The Raspberry Pi desktop (GUI) file manager will ask the desktop user if a USB disk should be mounted as it is connected to the Raspberry Pi. However, this recipe does not rely on the Raspberry Pi desktop or the file manager. Instead, the command-line utility pmount is installed and then used to mount USB.

Once you finish with this recipe, you will be able to use both large USB storage devices and small USB flash drives to exchange files with other computers without relying on the Raspberry Pi desktop file manager.

Getting ready

The following are the ingredients: ...

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