Normally, when you're using USB drives in Ubuntu, the system recognizes and auto-mounts them.
How do you manually mount them, when the system cannot?
I'm trying to restore to a bare SATA drive in an interal bay, from backup images that are stored on a SATA drive stuck in an external USB dock. When I boot off the Ubuntu 10.04 install disk, in recovery mode, I can access the drive I want to install to, so I can partition it, format it, etc. But I can't figure out how to mount the external drive that contains the backup images.
The install disk, in recovery mode, does not automount anything, except, optionally, the root disk of the system you want to fix.
So my choice is either to break open the box, and to mount the backup disk in an internal bay (or, at least, to plug the drive into an internal SATA port), or to figure out how to manually mount a disk, plugged in to an external USB dock.
So, before I start the process of clearing out the clutter that's accumulated on top of the PC case, and cleaning off enough of my desk that I can set the case down and crack it open, I thought I'd ask:
How do you manually mount an external USB drive, in Ubuntu, when auto-mount isn't running?