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I've read topics on this but I'm THE TOTAL newcomer to Linux and do not know how to connect the pieces to make this work.
I am using Debian(at work-unknown version), and I have an old(not that old) HD from my laptop that still has useful files from my windows machine. I believe the HD is formatted as a NTFS file system (I'm not really sure-w/e XP formats it to-thats what it is). I used an external USB casing to plug my HD through the USB. On my home Ubuntu machine all I have to do is plug it in and it automatically installs and it works superb. But on my Debian machine it doesn't do anything. I have no idea if it even recognizes the new device or not.
If there is anyone kind enough to guide me into ABC/123 steps to get this thing to work I would greatly appreciate it.
mount device/sda/mnt/point -tvfat anything in that order does not work even though I don't even know what these commands do.
first of all - thanks for the quick response
when I try
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt it says: mount: you must specify the file system type
ok...how do I sepcify it, and how do I find out what my HD's file system is?
by "paste fdisk here", I didn't understand that command.
oh and when I type only mount it gives me the following:
/dev/hde1 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/hde3 on /var type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hde4 on /usr type ext3 (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
what does this mean? and what does mount do anyways?
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt -t usbfs
this gives me some output about mount etc. I assumed it worked because if I do the same command twice it says that device is already mounted
ls -l gives the folowwing:
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Aug 16 04:54 001
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Aug 16 04:54 002
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Aug 16 04:54 003
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Aug 16 04:54 004
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Aug 16 04:54 005
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Aug 17 10:21 devices
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Aug 17 10:21 drivers