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Date: 2013sep25
OS: Linux

Q.  How do I mount a flash/thumb drive on a headless box?

A.  If you are running a GUI like Gnome or KDE it will probably be
automatically mounted for you.

On a headless machine you have to do the work.  First search dmesg
to see its name:

dmesg | grep -i SCSI
I got several lines but this is relevant one:
[ 2.945821] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
So now I know its device sdc. (Which I could have guessed since I already have a sda and sdb.) Now issue the usual mounting commands:
mkdir /mnt/thumb mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/thumb
There is no need to specify the type (with -t) since it will be figured out for you. Its likely vfat.

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