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Hawky 10-24-2004 04:55 PM

How do I get my USB 2.0 Hard Disk to MOUNT?
Hi Guys (& Gals)

I have been using linux for about 9 days and have SuSE 9.1 Personal.

... And this is my first ever post!!!!!

... so here it goes.... *gulp*.....

I have just bought a 160GB USB 2.0 hard disk for my new laptop which I connected to my Windoze PC, to copy the files I wanted, on which it worked fine.

However under SuSE 9.1 (KDE 3.2) although it does show up when connected it doesn't mount automatically and the 'mount' option is not in the 'right-click-menu'

How do I mount it, please?? :scratch:

linux_terror 10-24-2004 08:04 PM

make a mount point for it

mkdir /mnt/usb_biggee
Im just guessing that because you copied stuff to it from windows its fat32 formatted, so you would add this to your /etc/fstab


/dev/devicename            /mnt/usb_biggee          vfat                  defaults        1  1
where the device name is your usb harddrive.

mount /mnt/usb_biggee

cd /mnt/usb_biggee

voila'......... theres your drive and you have put it in fstab so it will automount it every time you boot :D

hope this helps,


Hawky 10-24-2004 08:34 PM

wow.... that's complicated....

Ok, I'll give it a try, wish me luck!

And Thanks!

linux_terror 10-24-2004 09:02 PM

well, luckily since your putting it in your fstab you only have to do it once :D GOOD LUCK!! please post how it went....I'll check back.


Hawky 10-26-2004 01:04 AM


mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/usb_bigee': Permission denied

what happend there?

XsuX 10-26-2004 01:11 AM

you might need to login as root

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