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Old 06-18-2008, 12:48 PM   #1
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Howto Mount Second Internal Hard Drive


hi all,

i'm trying to mount a second (for later search purposes - 2nd) internal hard drive (for later search purposes - harddrive, hd, hdd) on ubuntu 6.10 so i can back up my files and upgrade to 8.04. i used qtparted to format the hdb1 as ext3.

however, i haven't been able to manually mount hdb. i tried a few tutorials that failed for various reasons. the closest i came was creating a mount point and then using the mount command to try and mount hdb1. the error had something to do with the file system not being defined.

anyway, there has to be a pretty simple way to get this done. can someone show me how? i'd also appreciate a way to automate the loading of hdb1 at start up.

is there anything extra i need to know in order to mount hdb2 (should i set up hdb2), or is the process exactly the same (which is what i suspect)?

tia.

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Old 06-18-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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You might try this
http://onlyubuntu.blogspot.com/2008/...in-ubuntu.html
 
Old 06-18-2008, 01:50 PM   #3
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qtParted might nove have formated your partition, that's why you can't mount it. You can do it at the text terminal like mkfs -t ext2 /dev/hdb1 (as root). Carefull, make sure you know exactly the partition you're going to format, cause it will be ERASED.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 01:23 AM   #4
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If you have formatted the partition well then try mounting by specifying the -t option with mount command.
i.e. mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /mountpt
 
Old 06-19-2008, 09:13 AM   #5
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To mount win drives.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/mountwindows

To mount linux drives.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/mountlinux
 
Old 06-20-2008, 01:49 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by alroger View Post
qtParted might nove have formated your partition, that's why you can't mount it. You can do it at the text terminal like mkfs -t ext2 /dev/hdb1 (as root). Carefull, make sure you know exactly the partition you're going to format, cause it will be ERASED.
this was the case. how come qtparted is so misleading?

thanks for all the help, everyone.
 
  


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