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Old 08-08-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
Shoal
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Can't Seem to Mount Secondary NTFS Drive


Hi all. I'm somewhat new to Linux, and I have a little problem that's been nagging at me.

I have a secondary HD (hdb), and when I installed Mandrake 10 it wasn't auto-mounted like my floppy, cd drive, and windows partition.

The drive is NTFS. Could this be an issue? I know that Linux can't write to NTFS file systems, but I know it can read them.

This is the command I tried:

mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb /ddrive

This didn't work. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Shoal
 
Old 08-08-2004, 06:27 PM   #2
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Assuming that /ddrive exists, then you probably need to specify the partition number that you're trying to mount.
Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /ddrive
Substitute a different number in place of "1" if appropriate. That ought to do it -- J.W.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 06:51 PM   #3
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I'm sorry I wasn't more clear:

The HD I want to mount is a whole nother drive , not a partition. So I'm pretty sure I'm right about it being hdb. I suppose it could be hdc... it's been a long time since I opened my box.

But let's assume for now that it is, in fact, hdb.

Thanks,

Shoal
 
Old 08-08-2004, 07:52 PM   #4
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I realize that, but /dev/hdb is the raw device. What you described in your original post was a problem in mounting a specific partition to a specific mountpoint. To say it another way, you don't mount a device to a mountpoint, you mount a partition to a mountpoint. If the entire drive has been partitioned as a single partition, and the drive is the primary slave, then the command I listed should solve your problem. -- J.W.

For reference:

/dev/hda = primary master
/dev/hdb = primary slave
/dev/hdc = seconary master
/dev/hdd = secondary slave
 
Old 08-08-2004, 07:55 PM   #5
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Even though it is another drive you still need to specify the partition ID. I will also guess its /dev/hdb1

To look at how your drive is partitioned.

fdisk -l /dev/hdb (That is a small L and you need to be root)
 
  


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