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Old 01-04-2005, 03:39 AM   #1
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mounting an external hard drive

I have a hard drive that is recognized by my OS (Redhat 9). Under the hardware browser it's listed as /dev/sda. My question is, how precisely do I mount it? I know I need to use the mount command to a certain location, but what location?

it's something like:
mount /dev/sda /location/location

thanks much
Old 01-04-2005, 04:18 AM   #2
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mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

You might need to modprobe usbstorage first. It might not work. Redhat 9 is pretty old and USB support has come a long way since then.


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