System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

ProcedureHow to Add a USB Mass Storage Device

  1. Become superuser or a console user.

  2. Connect the USB mass storage device.

  3. Verify that the USB device has been added.

    For example:

    $ rmformat
     Looking for devices...
           1. Logical Node: /dev/rdsk/c3t0d0p0
              Physical Node: /pci@0,0/pci108e,534a@2,1/storage@3/disk@0,0
              Connected Device: SanDisk  Cruzer Micro     0.3
              Device Type: Removable
              Bus: USB
              Size: 245.0 MB
              Label: <None>
              Access permissions: Medium is not write protected.
  4. Verify that the device is automatically mounted under the /media directory.

    For example:

    $ ls /media/NONAME
    aa  bb

    You can also use the rmmount -l command to list the paths and nicknames of mountable devices. If the device has been mounted under the /media directory, you will see output similar to the following:

    $ rmmount -l
    /dev/dsk/c3t0d0p0:1  rmdisk0,NONAME,/media/NONAME