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    Where is my USB drive?

    I'm trying to install tails onto a usb drive using ubuntu, but I cannot locate the path of the usb drive.

    I right clicked on the drive and went into properties, but it does not tell me the path.

    According to tails install help it says it should be somewhere in /dev, like /dev/sdb or /dev/sdc, but neither can be found.
    I see a /dev/usb, but it's not it either.

    So, where on Earth in this filesystem does ubuntu keep a link to the usb drive?

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    Re: Where is my USB drive?

    argvar; Hi !

    Take a look in the directory /media/
    later versions of 'buntu /media/<username>/
    And if you mount the device in the file manager, the path is listed at the top of the file manager's window.

    just try'n to help

    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Where is my USB drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    argvar; Hi !

    Take a look in the directory /media/
    later versions of 'buntu /media/<username>/
    And if you mount the device in the file manager, the path is listed at the top of the file manager's window.

    just try'n to help

    /media/<user>/<drivename>
    is not usable to me, i need the /dev/<devname> bause I'm trying to burn a iso image to the usb drive.

    But I found it by typing "df", and it is located in /dev/sdb1

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    Re: Where is my USB drive?

    argvar; Hey good deal...

    ubuntu, more than one way to get it right !

    enjoy

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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Where is my USB drive?

    For anyone else who comes across this thread the following will list the device ID's of any attached USB drives...
    Code:
    sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*
    Cheesemill

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