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Old 10-10-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
omarbohsali
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external hard drive mount


hi everyone,

i would like to know how to mount an external harddrive in knoppix. the hard drive i wish to mount is USB2 and is originally an IDE put inside an enclosure. How would I mount the harddrive so that I can use it from within knoppix? It is formatted as NTFS. I know that knoppix can see NTFS, because in the version I am using, it can see the main harddrive inside my laptop which is NTFS.

thanks!

Omar
 
Old 10-10-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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Attach the hard disk to the USB port and reboot knoppix. I think it should detect the hard disk on boot.

If that doesn't work try:

1.) Go to a terminal
2.) su
3.) enter root password
4.) mkdir /mnt/external
5.) mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/external -t ntfs
6.) cd /mnt/external
7.) ls

This will mount your hard disk to the folder /mnt/external.

NOTE: The "/dev/sda1" bit varries according to your USB port. It could be "/dev/sda2" or "/dev/sdb1" etc... To find out what it is try the program "usbview". I think knoppix has usbview.

Hopw this helps.

vxc
 
Old 10-10-2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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awesome. i was able to mount the hd. another question, though:

i mount it and i don't have permission to write to the external hd. I am logged in as root. what should i do to gain permissions?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 01:47 PM   #4
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The NTFS module is still being built - therefore as a safety measure, you can only read from NTFS partitions.

Plus, you have to be root to read from since we mounted it as root.

Refer Linux NTFS Project for more info.

vxc
 
Old 04-27-2005, 10:24 PM   #5
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How to change the permission to use the external hard disk

Hi ,

I just mount the external harddisk as root and i could see all my files as root, not as user account. But because my external hard disk is NTFS and is there any solution to see by user as well.

Thanks in advanced.

From Bombay1

Last edited by bombay1; 04-28-2005 at 12:24 AM.
 
  


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