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Old 08-17-2003, 09:44 PM   #1
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How can I find out the name of a device?


I have a second HDD on a SCSI card. I'd like to know how to find out the device name for it. I'm trying to mount it, but I have no idea what the device name is.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 09:51 PM   #2
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Did you look at Redhat's hardware detection GUI?

Is it partitioned and formated?

SCSI hard drives are /dev/sda, /dev/sdb ...
 
Old 08-17-2003, 09:59 PM   #3
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ok, I just tried mouting it, but it wouldn't let me mount. IT said NTFS (because that's what I specified) is not supported by the kernel.

This is exactly what I typed, tell me if it's right:

mount -t NTFS /dev/sda /home/norrin/scsi

Is that ok? It also might be FAT32 or FAT, I really can't remember what it was. What are the different file system types?
 
Old 08-17-2003, 10:09 PM   #4
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Alright, it's fat32. What do I type for the filesystem type?
 
Old 08-17-2003, 10:13 PM   #5
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FAT32 filesystem type is vfat.

See man pages for mount for filesystem types and options.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 10:14 PM   #6
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Old 08-17-2003, 10:22 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone! I finally got it working. In the end, I was actually naming the device wrong. I was trying to mount /dev/sda, but it was actually called /dev/sda1. Thanks!
 
  


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