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Old 01-03-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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Mounting my USB external drive, USB 1.1

I have an USB 1.1 external harddrive that i would like to mount to my linux laptop to use. This laptop is dual boot with windows XP and the drive works fine on windows. How can i mount this USB drive to linux? The external drive in question is partitioned in half if that matters.
Old 01-04-2004, 06:44 AM   #2
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something like mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbHD

that should put you on the right track
Old 01-04-2004, 09:22 AM   #3
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Thank you, but i get an 'access is denied' message when i try to use those /dev/sda1.
Old 01-04-2004, 09:24 AM   #4
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on root enter
chmod 777 /dev/sda1
that shoul do it
Old 01-04-2004, 10:11 AM   #5
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or maybe :

modprobe usb-storage

it will enable scsi emulation for your external usb disk than mount it i think it is /dev/sda1


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