Set Up a USB Drive Under Ubuntu GNU/Linux
(This is an update of these instructions from 2015.)
And external USB drive is an easy way to add storage to a desktop PC. With USB 3.0 now standard, data access for backups and video storage is now fast enough.
A recent new drive came with a single large partition covering the entire drive, so no partitioning was necessary.
So the remaining steps are:
- Find the new drive, look for a new device:
mount | grep dev
- Install the ext4 filesystem (if you are sure that sdbN is your new drive's partition)
- Free up the reserved space (you won't likely need this on a backup/media storage drive)
- Mount it somewhere to test and see the available space
mount /dev/sdbN /mnt/usbdrive
df -kh | grep usb
Last modified on 5 Aug 2020 by AO
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