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Old 01-25-2006, 07:26 PM   #1
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Mount secondary HDD


I'm trying to mount a seconday hard drive, it contains music files that I would like to play while on linux. I've had it mounted before, and i'm not real fimilar with linux and for awhile it would be mounted when I would load my linux partion. Now it's isn't mounted anymore, and i've forgotten how. The filesystem is NTFS, when it was monted before it was set up so I couldn't write to the disk, just read from it. And that was fine.

How do i go about mounting the drive under SuSE 10. On KDiskFree, it has the drive listed and the mount point is /mnt/ddrive
when I right click on it there and click mount it says:

special device:/dev/hda1 does not exsist
 
Old 01-25-2006, 07:35 PM   #2
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add it to fstab. Do a search here. There are a lot of posts about adding ntfs partitions to fstab. Then you can mount it.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 07:35 PM   #3
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To mount the drive for the user with user id 1000 and group id 102 (check in /etc/passwd and /etc/group for yours), you can use the following if the partition is /dev/hda1 (this is common on dual boot systems but not guaranteed - please check with fdisk -l):

Code:
mount -t ntfs -o uid=1000,gid=102,umask=000 /dev/hda1 /mnt/ddrive
If you're going to use it regularly, it might be worth adding it to your /etc/fstab file so that it gets mounted at boot time. The users option is so that non-root users can mount/unmount it:

Code:
/dev/hda1   /mnt/ddrive   ntfs   auto,users,ro,uid=1000,gid=102,umask=000   0  0
 
Old 01-25-2006, 07:37 PM   #4
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goto console as root
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cat /proc/partitions

post the output
 
Old 01-25-2006, 07:42 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Finlay
goto console as root
type:
cat /proc/partitions

post the output
Code:
major minor  #blocks  name

   8     0  117246528 sda
   8     1  112117603 sda1
   8     2     522112 sda2
   8     3    4602622 sda3
   3    64  156290904 hdb
   3    65  156288321 hdb1
 
Old 01-25-2006, 07:45 PM   #6
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there you go
you don't have an hda

could it be hdb?
 
Old 01-25-2006, 07:52 PM   #7
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Alright i got it, thanks. I went into my fstab, and this was there:
Code:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/ddrive ntfs ro,user,umask=0222,uid=Chad     0 0
Changed it to hdb1 and now it works. Does that line look proper? It works.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 07:53 PM   #8
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looks good

For the other posters:
Always check VCC and ground first...
 
Old 01-25-2006, 08:00 PM   #9
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apparently at one point /dev/hda1 worked, because i had it mounted, and it randomly changed to hdb1, why?
 
Old 01-25-2006, 08:04 PM   #10
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I think you need the opinion of a hardware guru perhaps someone who can check between VCC and ground
Perhaps you've added or removed hard disks, had connectors changed...
 
Old 01-25-2006, 08:09 PM   #11
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It's Australia Day and I've just been handed the bbq tongs

Have a good day everyone, my wife wants me to stop annoying you folks and get the barbecue ready 'cos our guests will be here soon.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 10:47 PM   #12
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isnt the umask supposed to have 3 digits instead of 4?
 
  


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