How to mount USB memory (Thumb Drive) and then to copy files

Tsu-Fan Cheng tfcheng at
Tue Oct 16 06:08:27 PDT 2007

1. plug in the drive
2. read your dmesg, look for device such as da0 (for me)
3. su as root, run "mount_msdos /dev/da0s1 /mnt
then check /mnt, u should be able to use it now
after u finish,
4. umount -f /mnt


On 10/16/07, Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at> wrote:
> williamkow <williamkow at> writes:
> > Could anybody assist me on how to mount a USB memory drive/thumb drive,
> > so that I can copy file to and from it. Thank you.
> Or, alternatively, install the mtools port, which will let you copy
> files back and forth without mounting the device into your
> filesystem.  Much less danger of removing it without remembering to
> unmount it.
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