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Old 06-27-2004, 03:03 AM   #1
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How to mount an external Harddrive

I have an external harddrive that I am trying to mount. The external drive is formated to ntfs. And has all my school work on it. BTW I am a newbie to linux so I may need a little bit more help than the average user.

I am running mandrak linux 10.0. The external harddrive is a firestorm usb 2.0 drive. With a western digital 80 drive inside of it.

Thank you to anyone who can help me with this.
Old 06-27-2004, 10:00 PM   #2
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Post the output of this command which should be run as root:

# fdisk -l /dev/sda
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plug your hdd in and make a

or look in log for your drive.depending on your chosen usb-slot there should appear a /dev/sda, sdb or similar.
now mount your drive (as root) with this parameter
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After many hours of trying to figure it out, and after reading about 4000 pages I finally figured it out.

thank you again for those who helped.
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Could you please post your solution? Thanks!
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Agreed - when a reported problem is solved, it would greatly benefit future visitors to the site to be able to see what the solution was. Just commenting that it was fixed does not provide assistance. Thanks -- J.W.


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