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How to use USB memory or CD-ROM on the Linux Workstation

You can use USB memory or CD-ROM on the workstation.

How to use USB memory

Connect your USB memory to the USB port while you log in to the workstation. If the USB memory is recognized correctly, the contents of the USB memory will be visible in the /mnt/usb-sdb1. Thereafter, cd command and mv command will be available for this directory.

※ This direcory may be /mnt/usb-sdb2 or /mnt/usb-sdb3 depending on the type of USB memory.

※ If you connect the USB memory to the USB port before logging in, you can't read/write for the USB memory.

※ If you connect the USB memory to the USB port after logging out, you can't read/write for the USB memory.

※ If you connect the USB memory before X Window System is running by executing startx or xinit, the message below will appear on the screen, but there is no problem (The message that appears on the screen depends on the type of USB memory).

※ It is not recommended that you handle files of Japanese.

hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.7-2, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0xd7d/0x1400) is not claimed by any active driver.
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor:           Model: X.i.a.o           Rev: 1.07
Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 507904 512-byte hdwr sectors (260 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: sda1
USB Mass Storage support registered.
MSDOS FS: IO charset euc-jp

How to use CD-ROM

Insert your CD-ROM into the CD drive while you log in to the Linux Workstation. If the CD-ROM is recognized correctly, the contents of the CD-ROM will be visible in the /mnt/cdrom. Thereafter, cd command and mv command will be available for this directory.

How to eject USB memory or CD-ROM

Do not access to the file or directory in mnt/usb-sdb1 or /mnt/cdrom, if you eject USB memory or CD-ROM.

If a file in these directories is open, close this file. Also, if your current directory is these directories, change your current directory.

You can safety eject USB memory or CD-ROM by executing the command below.

If you eject USB memory:

% eject-usb

If you eject CD-ROM:

% eject-cd

※ If an error occurs, or CD-ROM can't be ejected, please come up to the S&T ITC office (14-B104).

Last-Modified: November 4, 2014

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