Copy files from a USB drive
Welcome to one of the most common search terms in the world:
linux usb drive.
You know how on most operating systems you just plug in the USB drive and then copy to it? Well forget all that, because
The automatic way
You can install
usbmount to get auto-mounting of USB drives.
Once you do this, you'll see a bunch of USB drivers under
usb usb0 usb1 usb2 usb3 usb4 usb5 usb6 usb7
When I plugged in my drive, it was available under
/media/usb so presumably if you plug in more than one, you can disambiguate with the numbers.
It's a little weird because all these mount points show up, and you can
ls them, but they'll be empty until you plug a USB drive in.
The manual way
pmount, which lets regular non-root users mount USB drives:
apt-get install pmount
Once that's installed, you need to know the "name" of the device, which is tricky without root. It looks like this command might work
Mine is called
sdc1. So then I mount the drive:
And now I can access the USB drive to copy to/from under media
One you're done, you need to unmount the drive manually as well. (Make sure you're not in that directory when you do this, obviously)