Mount an external ntfs usb hard disk
Sorry if my question is silly, but I'm a complete Linux newbie, so please bare with me. I run Mandrake 10.0, and I'm having troubles mounting an external usb disk (NTFS-formated). When I try to connect to computer's USB port, nothing happens. What should I do?
Plug it in and then open a terminal and enter the command dmesg . Look for something like
It's seen an sda disk and it's calling it sda1. So if I open a terminal and become root I can
mount /dev/sda1 /some/empty/folder
I have the same problem. I can mount the hd (fs=subfs), but get the message "no medium" found" when I try to list the directory. When entering the folder and list the files, it's empty.
The hd has 200 GB. Another 120 GB external usb hd works without problems under the same conditions.
Any hint would be highly appreciated ...
(Suse 9.1, Kernel 2.6)
After an hour or so of browsing the archives and trying all I found, this is what worked for me:
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/exhdd
(sorry, don't remember the thread, should be easy to find again ...)
The device and mount point must be adjusted, of course.
I thought I had tried this already and it didn't work, but ...
Thanks, trying to solve my problem too
cannot mount external ntfs hard disk in RHEL 6
wen i connect my 1 tb hdd....
1.i typed command - dmesg
2.den after dat i noticed dat code- sdb:sdb1
3. bt didnt understood ur answer..
confused btween mount -t ntfs/dev/sdb1/
Plz reply n tell me wat to do....
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