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Old 02-14-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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USB hard disk? where?


Sorry for being stupid.. But, I have search.. Alot.. And there is no where
it stands how to get to the USB E. Hard disk.. I can't figure it out! Please help.. I am really new on Linux.. And I hope that I wil be better on Linux.. So I can help people my self.. But I have much to learn, right? Yeah.. Thought so.. But the question is.. Where do I find my USB hard disk? Hehe... this is probely a stupid newbie question.. But.. Can you blame me?

Oh! I am using Slackware 10.1

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Old 02-14-2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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Take a look in here:
http://www.macally.com/techsupport/faq/faq_linux.html

Good luck!
 
Old 02-14-2005, 12:14 PM   #3
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Like any device, your HDD must be mounted before you can see it. Create a directory to mount it to (e.g. under /mnt do "mkdir usbHD") and then issue the corresponding mount command:
# mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbHD
Instead of sda1 you may have to try 2, 3 etc if you get an error message. If you know what filesystem is used on the usbHD substitute 'auto' with the filesystem (fat32 -> vfat)
 
Old 02-14-2005, 04:15 PM   #4
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Thanks ALOT! You're guys are SMART...
 
Old 02-14-2005, 06:34 PM   #5
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You also want to be sure that the USB 2.0 module is loaded, or you will find your harddisk very slow. Run
Code:
lsmod
to check that ehci-hcd is loaded ;-)
 
Old 02-15-2005, 10:34 AM   #6
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Since there appears to be no meaningful relationship between modules and their function, is there a good resource where I can find out what corresponds to what?
 
  


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