Mount a Drive on CentOS Linux

This brief tutorial shows you how to mount, and un-mount media such as a Flash drive, CD/DVD, Hard drive, or pretty much any other local mountable media

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the first thing you want to do is find out what physical disks are on the system by using the following command:

fdisk -l

(you can also do df -h to show what disks are already mounted) First we need to create the directory we are going to mount to.

mkdir /mnt/Diskname1

from there edit as necessary, but run the following command to mount:


mount /dev/Diskname1 /mnt/Diskname1

That’s it, if should be mounted to /mnt/Diskname1 (should show up like a local folder)


add to startup by typing this command:

vi /etc/fstab

add the drive as necessary



now all we need to do is add the command to startup:

vi /etc/fstab

it should look like so:


from here there is one final command to run, to mount all filesystems


** Note this will re-mount all filesystems, do in off-hours ****

mount -a

Success! no errors!

to do a final check, do another df -h




To Unmount, using the following:

umount /dev/partitionId