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Old 02-17-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
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How Do I Access My New Hard Drive


Hi =),
Im Using The Latest Version Of Red Hat Linux I believe kernel 2.4.20.8. I am an absolute newb to linux and have used windows my whole life and i hate it =) so im trying to convert. Linux is installed on a SCSI drive and i just installed an IDE Drive For Extra Storage. It has been partitioned as FAT32. when i go into konqueror /dev i see a like 300 hdX. starting with hda ending on hdt31 or something. i see hda1 but when i dclick i get a box that asks me what program i want to open this with. When I use A tool called Hardware Browser I can see the drive listed as /dev/hda hda1. i also see my SCSI Drive listed /dev/sda with 3 partitions sda1 sda2 and sda3 When I use User Mount Tool this is what i see

Device Directory Filesystem

none /dev/shm tmpfs
none /proc proc
none /dev/pts devpts
label=/boot /boot ext3

do i have to mount this drive or is it automatically mounted for me and how do i access it to put files on it? Thanks For Any Help =)
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:19 PM   #2
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well, if it is the only ide hard drive then you should add in your /etc/fstab file the following line
/dev/hda1 vfat /mnt/harddrive defaults 0 0
then all you need to do is mount /mnt/harddrive, and from thereon it will mount on boot hope this helps
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:19 PM   #3
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the short answer is yes... you do have to mount it
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:23 PM   #4
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alright thank you very much for your help im rebooting now =)
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:28 PM   #5
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well it gave me a whole bunch of errors i dont believe i configured the file correctly though gonna try it again
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:49 PM   #6
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ok i get an error that says mounting local filesystems: mount: mount point /mnt/hardrive does not exsist
 
Old 02-17-2004, 05:07 PM   #7
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ok i tried adding the line like you showed me but it gave me a whole bunch of errors as i just typed it in like u did with no spaces or anything. i got a ton of errors on startup. so i tried again using spaces and entered
/dev/hda1 /mnt/hardrive vfat defaults 0 0. on boot up i get the error:
mounting local filesystems: mount: mount point /mnt/hardrive does not exsist. i looked in /mnt and there is nothing there. what do i do now?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 05:20 PM   #8
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well, while i was away i learned how to read and carefully read your post and caught the extra d in harddrive i was missing. i fixed it rebooted and still getting the same error
 
Old 02-17-2004, 05:28 PM   #9
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mkdir /mnt/hardrive

This command will create a new mount point (just a directory, really) and allow you to execute the mount command without errors.

Once you do the above, put the line back into your /etc/fstab

/dev/hda1 /mnt/hardrive vfat defaults 0 0

And then at the prompt type

mount -a

That should do it, you should see your disk mounted when you type mount. Now if you wanna put any stuff on it, just place it in /mnt/hardrive and it will go onto the disk.

Hope this makes sense.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 05:42 PM   #10
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so i see said the blind man as he stumbled OVER his wall =) Thanks you so much. even though it was a struggle i see how much more powerful that makes linux over windows in controlling your partitions. Thankyou everyone for your help =) time to play!!!
 
Old 02-17-2004, 05:56 PM   #11
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Cool, glad we could help!
 
Old 02-17-2004, 06:34 PM   #12
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that's right, now have fun
 
  


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