I was having problems getting my RPi RevB, running Volumio Beta 1.4, to mount a usb flash drive containing music files. It turned out (the pro linux guys might laught at me for stating this like a revelation) that I had failed to “Safely remove hardware” it from my Windows box! All I had to do was run the command:
sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/USB
this mounts the first partition on device ‘/dev/sda1’, containing the filesystem ntfs to the directory /mnt/USB. Linux then tells you about the problem ^^, fixes it, and mounts the device
Filesystems can be:
NTFS -> ntfs
FAT32 -> vfat
exFAT -> exfat
Devices can be:
sda, sdb, sdc etc.
…depending on how many usb devices you’ve plugged in.
Also a good tip; in order to be able to mount a drive you first have to be able to see it. Make sure Volumio sees the drive by typing
and look for an entry containing the manufacturer of your drive! If you don’t see it you’re having problems ‘registering your device’ which could mean that your device isn’t getting enough power or is in some way damaged. Try plugging it into another usb port and try plugging it in via a powered USB switch…