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Old 03-12-2005, 04:25 AM   #1
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How do I mount a external HDD


I have a 160GB ntfs external hdd that uses usb2.0, Mandrake 10 picks it up but I can not seem to see any files when I look at its mnt location.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 05:36 AM   #2
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run

df
to see where are the drives mounted

or mount them urself

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Old 03-12-2005, 07:05 AM   #3
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I have it mounted but I did it did it automaticly when I started linux and had the drive on.
But there is a small problem the file is locked to normal users and I can only access them as root. How do I change this?
 
Old 03-12-2005, 07:38 AM   #4
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You can change as root the permissions by using MC (Middnight Commander).

Or change options in Mandrake's Control refering to the mount points.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 07:44 AM   #5
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then u need to check out the permissions
check out

man mount

for more on this

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Old 03-12-2005, 11:20 AM   #6
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Once your drive is mounted, go into the MCC's "Partitions" wizard.

Enable the "advanced" options then click on the partition (your external drive's).

You'll be given the option to make the drive user mountable and user read/writable.

That's it.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 01:18 PM   #7
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you can open a terminal, like Konsole, and enter
su root
(root password)
chmod 777 /mnt/mydrivename

where mydrivename is your drive mount point
That chmod command gives anyone read/write/execute permission
 
Old 03-12-2005, 03:36 PM   #8
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No, that is not the problem.

The drives must be mounted with the user parameter...

Again this should be handled via the MCC so that Mandrake does not attempt to reconfigure things for you upon the subsequent reboots.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 06:18 PM   #9
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Yes, you are right.
I stand corrected.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 08:07 PM   #10
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Yea I changed a few things using MCC, ( I added user) but that didn't work
So in the end I just copyed the line that mounted the windows partition and made one for the external hdd. It works.
 
  


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