question posed on the mailing list, December 2006

How to mount a USB thumb drive on an AW51F/G.
-- Dave Johnson, EOSYS


To mount the USB drive:

 # cd /dev/dsk
 # devfsadm -C

This will remove any residual symbolic links

 # ls -l c*0 | grep usb

This finds the dev number to be mounted depending on what is connected to which USB port, could be c2t0d0s0c3t0d0s0, etc.

 # mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c2t0d0s0:c /mnt

Now the USB drive is mounted on /mnt

To unmount:

 # umount /mnt
 # eject /dev/dsk/c2t0d0s0

Your device is now safe to remove.

You should run "devfsadm -C" to clean up the symbolic links to clear up any confusion next time you go to mount the device.

 Patrick Gosselin
 System Service
 Invensys Foxboro
 Sudbury, Ontario

added to The Cassandra Project Wiki by Duc M. Do, 12 December 2006