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Old 09-03-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
ankit_mcgill
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Question mounting external hard disk


I moved on from windows & installed suse 9.1 . I have to say ... linux rocks !

my P3 laptop runs way faster than it did on windows !!

now when i connect my external 200Gb hardisk suse mounts it in the directory file:/media/usb-storage-10000E0008EA8E93:0:0:0p1/.

what i want it to do is to mount the ext hdd to the directory /media/Lacie.

I read some posts and they told to edit the /etc/fstab file . i did that but still suse mounts it to the same directory with the disk volume name

my fstab file is :

/dev/hda2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1

/dev/hda1 swap swap pri=42 0 0

devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0

sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0

/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0

/dev/sda1 /mnt/Lacie vfat noauto 0 0


i tried using both /dev/sda and /dev/sda1 but nothing . also which one is the right one ? sda or sda1

when i do fdisk -l i get the following output

Disk /dev/hda: 20.0 GB, 20003880960 bytes
15 heads, 63 sectors/track, 41344 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 945 * 512 = 483840 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 1084 512158+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda2 * 1085 41300 19002060 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 24321 195358401 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


would really help if you guys could help me as i am still a newbie . Thanks
 
Old 09-03-2005, 06:47 PM   #2
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Here's what my fstab entry looks like for my external drive:

/dev/sda1 /usbdrive auto noauto,users 0 0

I don't have any issues with this setup - plug it in, mount it, and I'm good to go.

[EDIT] - Is it possible there's a SUSE auto-mount setting that might be overriding what you have in your fstab?

Last edited by pnellesen; 09-03-2005 at 06:53 PM.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 12:04 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by pnellesen
Here's what my fstab entry looks like for my external drive:

/dev/sda1 /usbdrive auto noauto,users 0 0

I don't have any issues with this setup - plug it in, mount it, and I'm good to go.

[EDIT] - Is it possible there's a SUSE auto-mount setting that might be overriding what you have in your fstab?
hey pat,

thanks for the quick reply

i dont know whats happening .. it;s like its compeltely ignoring the entry in the fstab file
i will look into the auto-mount setting .

i am sure theres a solution to it . just got to find it ...
 
  


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