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Old 04-22-2005, 09:48 AM   #1
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mount external usn hard-disk

Hi a friend of mine gave me an external usb hard-disk to use it with my suse 9.2....
As far as i know my friend has the same os and works fine with the hard-disk.....Unfortunately i am not so lucky because i dont know what to do... I have noticed that the os detects the hard disk succesfully


Attached scsi disk sdb at scsi4, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Attached scsi generic sg2 at scsi4, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 0
USB Mass Storage device found at 5
usb 5-8: USB disconnect, address 5
usb 5-8: new high speed USB device using address 6
usb 5-8: Product: USB2.0 Storage Device
usb 5-8: Manufacturer: Cypress Semiconductor
usb 5-8: SerialNumber: A12QB0045616
scsi5 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: WDC WD12 Model: 00JB-00EVA0 Rev: 0 0
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sdb: 234441648 512-byte hdwr sectors (120034 MB)
sdb: assuming drive cache: write through
sdb: sdb1 sdb2
Attached scsi disk sdb at scsi5, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Attached scsi generic sg2 at scsi5, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 0
USB Mass Storage device found at 6

The only problem that i have is how i can mount such disk .. where is the apropriate entry in the /dev directory? Can u give me some explanations what should i do in such cases ... and where should i try to mount it.....??
Old 04-22-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
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the info you posted contains "SCSI device sdb:". Try to create a mount point

mkdir /mnt/external
and then mount the "scsi disk" (which is your external drive

mount /dev/sdb /mnt/external
Don't forget to unmount as soon as you are finished using the disk

cd /
(just to make sure your current directory is not the external disk
umount /mnt/external


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