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Old 11-22-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
ashleyneedshelp
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changing directory to an external hard-drive


Hi!
I am currently in:

Users/Name/

in Linux. However I wish to use data which is on an external hard-drive.
I have tried cd /media/harddrive, and various other things with no success!
Does anyone know how to change directory into an external hard-drive or USB?

Thanks!
 
Old 11-22-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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sorry but the question is not so clear.. maybe it's a problem of mne, but I can't understand what exactly is the point..
1. do you have yet mounted your USB or CD device?
2. did you do it with a file manager (thunar, nautilus, etc. etc.) or manually?

now: if you haven't still mounted it you must authenticate as root (or use sudo, indeed) and:
Code:
mount /dev/YOUR.DEVICE /media/zip
your device is usually sr0 , sr1 (and so on) or sg0, sg1 (and so on) for CD/DVD drives.. it depends by the PATA / IDE / SATA specific of the drive itself..
if the device is an USB ones, usually you can find it in
Code:
/dev/sdb1
(and sdb2, sdb3 if it's partitioned with more than one partition, of course); if you plug a second USB device you'll find it in sdc1 and so on..

the
Code:
/media/zip
is the mount point: if you are manually mounting the device you have to specify it; if you use a file manager usually the devices are automatically mounted in
Code:
/media/LABEL.NAME
I hope that I've been sufficiently clear to help you.. let me know..
 
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:18 AM   #3
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Yes thank you very much, it appears I had not mounted the hard-drive!
 
Old 12-05-2011, 05:30 PM   #4
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yes thank you very much, it appears i had not mounted the hard-drive!
LOL!!

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