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Old 01-16-2008, 02:45 AM   #1
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how to mount external HD in Red Hat linux AS3

Hi to All,

Im new to this blog i want to know how to mount external HDD in RH linux AS3 and my external HDD brand is WD.So any help greatly appriciated.

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Old 01-16-2008, 05:30 AM   #2
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Assuming this external HD is a USB hard drive, after plugging in the drive have a look at the end of the /var/log/messages file;

tail -12 /var/log/messages

Then do something like;
mkdir /mnt/External ;got to have someplace to mount the device to, only need to do this once.
mount -t auto /dev/sdXy /mnt/External -rw

Where X is the hard drive (sda, sdb, sdf for example) and 'y' is the partition one wishes to mount. The output from the tail command should provide the information you need, some more examples;

mount -t auto /dev/sdb1 /mnt/External -o rw
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sde1 /mnt/External -o rw

If the filesystem on the external HD is NTFS then have a look at installing fuse-ntfs-3g, you can find the rpm package at the RPMforge site and instructions on how add this repository here;

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