Arch Linux is a distribution developed for simplicity and a small footprint. Arch has no GUI by default and is intended to be very UNIX-like. Arch Linux is available for i686/x86-64 architectures, making it one of only a few Linux distributions that are 64-bit only. Arch also has a package management system called "pacman" that is similar to modern package managers found in Ubuntu or Fedora. Although Arch Linux is a very minimalist distribution, functions such as mounting and unmounting USB drives are handled in much the same way as other distributions when working from the console.
Determine the USB drive's device node by matching it with the drive's label. Change directories to "/dev/disk/by-label". Enter the command "ls" and press enter to list all currently connected devices. If the drive has no label, do the same thing in "/dev/disk/by-id". Find the device node path that matches your drive.
Create the directory to which you will mount the drive. Linux needs a directory path that will point to the contents on the drive. These are usually placed in "/mnt/", but you can make the directory anywhere you wish. For example, create a directory called "usbdrive" under "/mnt" by entering the following command:
Mount the drive to the directory created above. Enter the following command, replacing "device_node" with the node path you determined in Step 1:
mount device_node /mnt/usbdrive
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