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Hello y'all. A. Having problems finding my external hdd when I connect it to my system. Basically, I don't know what to mount. When I check through my hardware browser its never there. Unlike when I connect my pendrv its come as sda1. But the same does not happen t my external hdd.would like to know why its so, and how to mount it. Thanks in anticipation. Distro is Red hat.
Hi, a suggestion , I could be wrong, if so, sorry...
Okay, tried this?
with the disk connectec (duh) and turned on? You should get a list of "visible" stuff, that you can mount...
If it is a USB disk, fresh from the store, I suspect it to be formatted in ntfs, and your system may not have the required drivers. I have had the same. Formatted it to etx2 and now the thing mounts as soon as I turn it on. Alternatevily, you can install the required drivers...but (personally) I'd advise agaiinst it...
Setup here : USB 2.0 ext hard drive Iomega 1Tb, Arch Linux an an HP/Compaq slimline computer...
Be looking at this thread to see where we end up...
Hey thor_2.0 thanks for the effort. I already used fdisk -l but its wasn't listed. Yeah its formatted by ntfs file system, so is my hard drive which shows up with the fdisk -l command.I dnt think the ntfs file. System is the problem or is it ? Anybody ?
I have read your prior posts and I think you need to get a easier more update distro, or need to get a book and learn the one you have. You could use search engine 'Google' and type in the ntfs-3g and I am sure one of the articles will tell you where to get it and explain what it does. In fact you may find a tutorial explaining how to install. If after doing that if you have any problems I will be happy to try and help.
I already used fdisk -l but its wasn't listed. Yeah its formatted by ntfs file system, so is my hard drive which shows up with the fdisk -l command.I dnt think the ntfs file. System is the problem or is it ? Anybody ?
I couldn't understand your post clearly:
In the below output, my usb is formatted with ext4, AFAIR, but still it gets shown as FAT32, sdb. Doesn't your fdisk show something like this?
[17:59:52 Fri Apr 08]
~/junk sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x12bb12ba
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 3917 31463271 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 3918 4439 4192965 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 4440 8355 31455270 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 * 8356 30401 177084495 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 8356 10966 20972826 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 10967 30401 156111606 83 Linux
Disk /dev/sdb: 2051 MB, 2051013632 bytes
33 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1926 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2079 * 512 = 1064448 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x26772ef8
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 1927 2002927 b W95 FAT32