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I am going through different howtos to get my Western Digital hard drive to work in Linux Debian. It is currently formatted in NTFS, I believe. I've gone through a couple of tutorials, but a couple of steps in the tutorial don't work on my system (even in Debian tutorials).
If I cat /proc/bus/usb/devices, the last block reads:
which is the external hard drive. If I cat /var/log/messages I get this on the last line:
Jan 10 16:58:14 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
When I followed one tutorial for Debian, it said the log file would have the appropriate device name like /dev/... but I don't see it there on that line. Can someone walk me through it using the above information?
Is there a more specific way of knowing which device it actually is? I figured /proc/bus/usb/devices would have told me. Is it specific to the USB port? And do I need to use a different device mount if I put it into a different USB port?