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Automatically Mount USB Drive on Raspberry Pi

RASPBERRY PI – Automatically Mount USB Drive


This guide explains how to get your External USB Drive to be recognized and automatically mounted using Raspberry Pi

Open a command prompt

sudo bash and press enter

apt-get install usbmount and press enter

The software will now install

After it installs type
df -h and press enter

Make a note of the listed drives

Plug in your USB drive

df -h and press enter

You will now see your USB Drive

Thanks for reading

Hardware that I used:
Raspberry Pi 4 (4gb)

SanDisk 32GB Ultra microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter

CanaKit 3.5A Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply (USB-C)

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Micro HDMI Cable – 6 Feet

Western Digital 500GB WD_Black SN750 NVMe

Plugable USB C to M.2 NVMe Tool-free Enclosure

Mount USB Drive

How to Mount a USB Drive on Ubuntu Server


sudo bash

fdisk -l

Identify the usb drive by looking for the size/name/etc and then note the path (ex /dev/sdb)

mount /dev/sdb /mnt

cd /mnt

Now you should see your files!