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misstajah@MJhost:~$ ls -l /dev | grep hda
What can I do? Thanks in advance.
First figure out what kind of devices you have.
more /proc/partitions to find out what kind of disks you use.
more /proc/devices to find out which devices are used by your system.
From there, we'll get a better idea of whether you have IDE or SCSI devices. /dev/hda is the first IDE device - usually a DISK, not a CDROM. /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd are commonly the CDROM or CD/RW device when IDE naming conventions are used. When SCSI naming conventions are used, the devices begin with sd, for example /dev/sda, /dev/sdc, etc.
Find out what you have by examining the files in /proc, and that will help determine what you are using, and then we can adjust the file system table, fstab, accordingly.
Distribution: Slackware / Debian / *Ubuntu / Opensuse / Solaris uname: Brian Cooney
what is the manufacture an model number for the computer?
if we assume the drive is ide, there are a very finite number of commands that should mount it sucessfully. try these
mount /dev/hda /mnt
mount /dev/hdb /mnt
mount /dev/hdc /mnt
mount /dev/hdd /mnt
mount /dev/hde /mnt
mount /dev/hdf /mnt
If your cdrom is ide (most likley) and you dont have more than 3 ide channels (very unlikley) one of these commands mount your disk on /mnt.
If you want to mount it somwhere other than /mnt feel free to substitue /media/, /media/cdrom, or whatever you want for the /mnt in the command.
If none of these work, then you have a scsi or sata drive. If thats the case, one of these will work.
mount /dev/sda /mnt
mount /dev/sdb /mnt
mount /dev/sdc /mnt
mount /dev/sdd /mnt
mount /dev/sde /mnt
mount /dev/sdf /mnt
mount /dev/sdg /mnt
mount /dev/sdh /mnt
If this seems like senseless hacking, thats because it is. but since I dont know your system, i gotta give you some good guesses
Let us know how you make out, and if none of this works, try to give us more info.
By the way, you can copy/paste these into the console by highlighing the command here, and clicking your middle mouse button in your xterm window.