On our managed DPHYS Linux workstations you can just plug in an USB harddisk or memory stick and the system will mount the filesystem automatically. If you pull it out again it will be automatically unmounted. If you wrote something on the filesystem please make sure to allow the system to write all data to the device before pulling it out. I.e., you should either wait 30 seconds or force synchronisation with the command
If you only read from the device there is no need to synchronise before removal of the device.
This will only work when you login graphically in, since at login
will be run which mounts the device when plugging in. The device will be mounted somewhere in
Please see also the notes on LTSP clients in case you use one of our thin clients.