I have a Pi Zero W, and I want to plug in a USB drive and use it as a tiny little backup server. I have a USB OTG cable, and when I plug in a flash drive (later I hope to use a much larger external hard drive), I get this in
Apr 19 23:06:04 pizerow kernel: [175237.013379] /dev/sda: Can't open blockdev
If I do
sudo mount /dev/sda /media/myuser, I get:
mount: /media/myuser: special device /dev/sda does not exist.
This same USB flash drive works fine on a regular laptop running Ubuntu; it mounts without trouble.
Is this something with the USB OTG setup? With the block devices? Do I need to use some other device?