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Old 10-20-2003, 04:52 PM   #1
lord_clarence
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How to mount my external harddrive?


I have an external harddrive (its a NTFS filesystem) but I'm having a heckuva a time getting it mounted could anyone help me out? My USB disk appears in /proc/scsi/scsi.

Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: SONY Model: DVD RW DW-U10A Rev: 1.1d
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: SAMSUNG Model: SV0602H Rev: RH10
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02


Thsi is what it says in my dmesg:

Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: SAMSUNG Model: SV0602H Rev: RH10
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
USB Mass Storage support registered.

I've tried multiple times to mount it to, no avail. I guess I dont know what I'm doing, I'm hoping one of ya'll gurus could give me a hand. thanks.

PS

I enabled read only access for NTFS filesystems in the kernel.

Last edited by lord_clarence; 10-20-2003 at 09:45 PM.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 09:43 PM   #2
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well i got it to mount (i think) if I login as root and look in mnt/sda (where I mounted it) and then use the command ls, it shows the files on the harddrive:

[root@Clint root]# cd /mnt/sda
[root@Clint sda]# ls
Backup Stuff Program Files RECYCLER System Volume Information

However I cant access it:

[root@Clint sda]# cd Program Files
-bash: cd: Program: No such file or directory


*update*

Ok I took the spaces out of the directory names and I was able to access them. Do i gotta do this for every file or what?

Last edited by lord_clarence; 10-20-2003 at 09:53 PM.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 10:15 PM   #3
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would ya'll recommend making NTFS write capabilities in the kernel compilation? It says that it could be dangerous. I'd like to at least access some files on the harddrive (like mp3s).
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:06 AM   #4
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you should turn on read capacity and mount the ntfs read-only then, as for directory and file names with spaces, put double quotes " around them like
[USER@hosthame]$ cd "folder name with spaces"
 
Old 04-07-2004, 12:58 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by lord_clarence
well i got it to mount (i think) if I login as root and look in mnt/sda (where I mounted it) and then use the command ls, it shows the files on the harddrive:

[root@Clint root]# cd /mnt/sda
[root@Clint sda]# ls
Backup Stuff Program Files RECYCLER System Volume Information

However I cant access it:

[root@Clint sda]# cd Program Files
-bash: cd: Program: No such file or directory
you should use
Code:
-bash # cd Program\ Files
You need to escape the space.

Could you tell me which device you mounted? /dev/sda or /dev/sda1? I cannot get my USB harddisk working.
 
  


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