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Old 02-20-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
elite_duke
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Mount a second hdd


Hi, i'm new to linux

i just got mandrake 9.2 with KDE, i have two hard drives, 40G and 80G, i have mandrake installed on the 40G, but i couldn't find the 80G (which i got a lot of music and movies and data files stored). i figured i have to mount it, so in the console, i typed
(i already created a folder "data" in mnt folder)

mount -t vfat /dev/hdb /mnt/data

but then it said only root can do this, anyone help?

ps. i also checked in the configuration (hardrake), it says the status of the 80G is already mounted, with files stored in /mnt/win_c2, but that folder does not exist?

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Old 02-20-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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su

then enter the root password which you assigned when you installed the system
 
Old 02-20-2004, 11:29 PM   #3
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the command su (switch user) switches from your current account to the root account (administrators account) by the was

-JAX
 
Old 02-20-2004, 11:44 PM   #4
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thanks a lot guys, hehee i'm such a noob
the command that worked was
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 "destination directory"
 
Old 02-21-2004, 02:04 PM   #5
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is there a way to auto mount the hdd every time i start? because i have to remount every time i restart the pc.
 
  


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