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Old 05-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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Mounting External Drive


Hi,

My Fedora machine recently had an unintended reboot, and I now find that my external backup drive which had been working okay, (as "/media/Media Drive/Backups/") is no longer seen.

I'm guessing I obviously need to mount it somehow, but I'm a bit confused about what I need to do.

If I run "fdisk -l" then I'm pretty sure that the listing shows the device I need to mount, per below:

Code:
/dev/sdc1   16065   625137344   312560640    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
I found another site which said to create a directory, such as /mnt/sdc1, and then stick a line into /etc/fstab, such as the one below:

Code:
/dev/sdc1   /mnt/sdc1    vfat   defaults   0     0
and then run "mount -a".

Well, I tried that, with both vfat, and ntfs, but neither worked, and I'm curious about doing this anyway, as it was mounted and worked fine for months, without having the definition in fstab, and presumably without /mnt/sdc1 existing.

Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
Cheddar
 
Old 05-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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Hi

Have you tried mounting manualy
Code:
sudo mount -v -t vfat /dev/sdc1 /mnt
Of course if sdc1 is not the partition you need the right 1

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Old 05-12-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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If you did not use fstab
then udev auto mounted it
BUT ONLY after you click on the link in the left window of Nautilus under "places"

You really should write a udev rule to mount it by uuid or name

and think about removing that " blank space" in it's name

blank spaces in folder names is not a good idea
 
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:18 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

I utilized parts of each of what you said, and now have it working. Thanks very much!
 
  


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