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Old 01-08-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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how to mount external hard drive in redhat5-reg


hi LQ family.

Actually I wish to mount the external hard drive in redhat5 os. for that i have tried to mount by using the command "mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs". but it states that "mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs-3g'". (already fuse driver installed successfully but ntfs-3g was not successful)..kindly do the needful...

thanks in advance....
 
Old 01-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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Hi ponparasuraman,

Redhat automatically mounts the external hard drive to /media. When you connect your external hdd are you able to see it in My Computer? If not then please paste the output of the following after connecting external hdd:

Code:
ls -l /dev/ | grep sd
If the above does not show any result try the following:

Code:
ls -l /dev/ | grep hd
As far as I know you do not need to mention filesystem type using -t because Redhat automatically detects the file system type of external hdd.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 06:18 PM   #3
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however the ntfs-3g is NOT installed by default

search the red hat knowledge base
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/search

the instructions ARE in there
search for "mount ntfs"
your RHN access username and password WILL be required to read the install instructions.

PS. if this is RHEL 5.0,5.1 or 5.2,or 5.3 there is a kernel bug that REQUIRES a special version to be installed
from a special repo and using special instructions

this was fixed in rhel 5.4 and up

Last edited by John VV; 01-08-2012 at 06:20 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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if i edit a command "ls -l /dev/ | grep sd" it shows the following:

brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 0 Jan 9 09:35 sda
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 1 Jan 9 09:35 sda1
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 2 Jan 9 09:35 sda2
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 3 Jan 9 09:35 sda3
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 4 Jan 9 09:35 sda4
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 5 Jan 9 09:35 sda5
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 16 Jan 9 09:52 sdb
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 17 Jan 9 09:52 sdb1
 
Old 01-09-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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I hope you have pasted the output after connecting external hdd. From the ouput it appears that your external hdd has got single partition that is /dev/sdb1. Did you try mounting this partition using the following command:

Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /media
 
  


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