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Old 01-25-2007, 12:30 AM   #1
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Question How to mount my SATA drive?

Kernel: 2.6.12
Distro: PClinuxOS

Hi, I just installed PClinux, and am unable to see my storage drive, a WD 250gb sata drive, connected through my DFI lanparty Ultra-D. It is NTFS formatted, and is untouched since I installed *nix (which is on a seperate IDE drive).

So far:
-I cannot see it in 'storage devices'
-does not show up in fdisk -l
-does not appear in /etc/fstab

I'm not too linux savvy, so please, try to give me instructions simply.

Old 01-25-2007, 05:57 AM   #2
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hmmm well if your hw is truly just a motherboard as in

you should be able to mount your drive manually but only very recently has linux had true rw powers so I suggest we try read only (-r) first just to see if it works the way I hope

open a shell and type commands and press enter
(your password)
mkdir /mnt/ms
mount -t ntfs -r /dev/sda /mnt/ms

exit shell and navigate in your file manager to the new folder

if you want it...assuming it works....add this line to your /etc/fstab

/dev/sda /mnt/ms ntfs users,ro 0 0

The users allows you not to have to su to get root powers to read you are only reading it...who cares
Old 01-25-2007, 04:13 PM   #3
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Everything works fine until:
mount -t ntfs -r /dev/sda /mnt/ms
That gives this output- "mount: special device /dev/sda does not exist"

I looked, however, and I found the /mnt/ms folder in my install HD.
Old 01-25-2007, 05:35 PM   #4
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scroll down and report what sd* files (block devices) you see
if possible remove all non-essential usb devices
Old 01-26-2007, 07:39 PM   #5
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mount -t ntfs -r /dev/sda /mnt/ms
Shouldn't that be something like
mount -t ntfs -r /dev/sda1 /mnt/ms
You have to mount the partition don't you?
Old 01-27-2007, 12:22 AM   #6
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oops my bad...listen to teckk



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