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Nishy 09-28-2005 05:59 AM

External USB Hard Disk
How can I view an external USB hard disk formatted by Windows XP (FAT) using Mandrake 10.1??

Any help appreciated.


SkyEye 09-28-2005 06:19 AM

You have to mount it.

First issue "mount" command to see wheather it is already mounted.

If it is not mounted, create a directory. This is where you would access your drive. This could be something like /mnt/xp

Get to a terminal as root. Try this

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/xp
Here I assume your device file for the USB hard disk is /dev/sda1

If everything went successfully, you would be able to view it under /mnt/xp

Note: See the following post by okmyx too

okmyx 09-28-2005 06:35 AM

Plug it in and check your 'dmesg' output to see if the kernel regonizes the device.

Although Mandrake should auto-mount a usb device particularly seeing as it is FAT formatted.

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