I want to disable usb mass storage on Ubuntu desktop 10.04, 11.04 and 11.10.
As security policy to avoid data leakage. But in case of emergency there easy way getting usb mass storage back.
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usb_storage module by adding
blacklist usb_storage to
To load the module manually, run
sudo modprobe usb_storage.
just rename storage to storage-old:
for me renaming as /lib/modules/3.2.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/usb/storage-old
just didn't work , but when i created tar archive named storage-old.tar and deleted storage-old the method seems to work
mv /lib/modules/3.2.0-35-generic-pae/kernel/drivers/usb/storage /lib/modules/3.2.0-35-generic-pae/kernel/drivers/usb/storage-old
You must do so when the kernel version updated