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Mounting USB drive on SecurePlatform / Gaia OS
Symptoms
  • The USB drive is not being recognized by SecurePlatform / Gaia OS, which cannot mount the drive.
Cause

The USB module is not loaded by default on SecurePlatform / Gaia OS.


Solution

Mount the USB drive on SecurePlatform / Gaia OS, using the following procedure:

Procedure:

  1. Connect to the command line on the SecurePlatform / Gaia OS.

  2. Log in to the Expert Mode.

  3. Create directory '/mnt/usb':

    [Expert@HostName]# mkdir /mnt/usb

  4. Load the USB storage driver:

    [Expert@HostName]# modprobe usb-storage

  5. Insert the USB storage device.

    Note: On SecurePlatform OS, this procedure can only be done after 'sysconfig' has been run once. If 'sysconfig' was not run, or if no Check Point product was installed on this machine, the USB storage device will not mount.

  6. Check how the USB storage driver was loaded, and how the USB storage device was recognized:

    [Expert@HostName]# dmesg

    Look for the line that starts with: SCSI device. A typical example would be:

    SCSI device sdb: ...

    A few lines below that there will be another line like this with the name of the device assigned to the USB drive:

    sdb: sdb1

    The important thing here is the 'sdb1' portion of the output of the output. Use the output of dmesg to mount the USB drive in the next step.

  7. Mount the USB drive:

    [Expert@HostName]# mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb

  8. To unmount the USB drive later:

    [Expert@HostName]# umount /mnt/usb

    Note: If you are in the /mnt/usb directory, you will not be able to unmount the device. Change your location to any other directory (e.g., run cd ~), and then try again.

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