System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

ProcedureHow to Add a USB Mass Storage Device Without vold Running

  1. For information on disabling removable media management, see How to Disable or Enable Removable Media Services.

  2. Verify that vold is not running.

    # svcs volfs
    STATE          STIME    FMRI
    disabled       10:39:12 svc:/system/filesystem/volfs:default
  3. Connect the USB mass storage device.

  4. Verify that the USB device has been added.

    Locate the USB disk device links, which might be among device links of non-USB storage devices, as follows:

    $ rmformat
    Looking for devices...
    1. Logical Node: /dev/rdsk/c3t0d0p0
       Physical Node: /pci@0,0/pci108e,4131@2,1/storage@4/disk@0,0
       Connected Device: USB2.0   Flash Disk       2.00
       Device Type: Removable