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Old 10-24-2004, 04:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy How do I get my USB 2.0 Hard Disk to MOUNT?


Hi Guys (& Gals)

I have been using linux for about 9 days and have SuSE 9.1 Personal.

... And this is my first ever post!!!!!

... so here it goes.... *gulp*.....

I have just bought a 160GB USB 2.0 hard disk for my new laptop which I connected to my Windoze PC, to copy the files I wanted, on which it worked fine.

However under SuSE 9.1 (KDE 3.2) although it does show up when connected it doesn't mount automatically and the 'mount' option is not in the 'right-click-menu'

How do I mount it, please??
 
Old 10-24-2004, 08:04 PM   #2
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make a mount point for it
Code:
mkdir /mnt/usb_biggee
Im just guessing that because you copied stuff to it from windows its fat32 formatted, so you would add this to your /etc/fstab

Code:
/dev/devicename             /mnt/usb_biggee           vfat                   defaults         1   1
where the device name is your usb harddrive.
then
Code:
mount /mnt/usb_biggee
and
Code:
cd /mnt/usb_biggee
ls
voila'......... theres your drive and you have put it in fstab so it will automount it every time you boot

hope this helps,

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Old 10-24-2004, 08:34 PM   #3
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wow.... that's complicated....

Ok, I'll give it a try, wish me luck!

And Thanks!
 
Old 10-24-2004, 09:02 PM   #4
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well, luckily since your putting it in your fstab you only have to do it once GOOD LUCK!! please post how it went....I'll check back.

linux_terror
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:04 AM   #5
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ummm....

mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/usb_bigee': Permission denied

what happend there?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:11 AM   #6
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you might need to login as root
 
  


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