How does one mount a USB Drive/USB Digital Camera?

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How does one mount a USB Drive/USB Digital Camera?

Postby PrawnJuice » 2006-01-28 03:17

Hey all.

What command do I use to mount a USB drive or a digital USB camera? I imagine they'd use a similar command.

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Postby adssse » 2006-01-28 03:35

To mount my usb drive I just become root and then type
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mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
(Note: I created the directory /mnt/sda1)
As far as the digital camera, I dont have any experience with that.
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Postby kink » 2006-01-28 11:21

For the digital camera, I use gtkam (gui), or gphoto (commandline) with satisfactory results.
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Postby john_h » 2006-01-28 15:54

The digital camera can probably be mounted in just the same way as the USB drive. It then gets treated as just another USB mass storage device.
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Postby moonlight » 2006-01-29 08:25


Just have a look at the 'USB digital camera' posting on the Debian forum, and probably you will find your answers :


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Postby clydefrog » 2006-01-29 08:40

It totally depends on how your camera interfaces with the OS. For example I had a Fuji S5000 that I could mount as a USB Mass Storage device. I have a Canon 350D for which I need to use gtkam as the camera uses its own interfacing protocols.

Or you could just buy a multi-card reader and you will always be able to mount any card as USB mass storage....
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Postby JPerkins » 2006-01-29 12:49

I just plug them in and they show up. Sometimes (or maybe always) an icon shows up on the desktop. If not, look in /mnt and /media.
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