USB Administration Guide

How to Mount or Unmount a USB Mass Storage Device Without vold Running

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Mount a USB mass storage device.

    # mount -F fs-type /dev/dsk/cntndnsn /mount-point

    This command might fail it the device is read only. Use the following command for CD-ROM devices.

    # mount -F fs-type -o ro /dev/dsk/cntndnsn /mount-point

    For example:

    # mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2 /mnt
  3. Unmount a USB mass storage device.

    # umount /mount-point
  4. Eject the device.

    # eject /dev/[r]dsk/cntndnsn