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Old 01-26-2004, 07:38 PM   #1
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Thumbs down How to mount second harddisk???

Good day to every one!

My PC is partitoned into 2 OS.
1) WIN 2000
2) Red Hat 9

i have just bought a second harddisk and it work perfectly on Windows.

I formatted the second harddisk as NTFS .

In RH9 i type "dmesg" and it seems that it detect my second harddisk

Can any one tell me how do i mount the second harddisk in details:

I am really new to RH9:

So please explain in detail on what to command to type

and also what should i see after i have typed the command.

There is important files in the 2nd harddisk and i dun want to format
format my 2nd harddisk into EXT3 inorder for RH9 to detect!

Thankyou !!!

Old 01-26-2004, 08:20 PM   #2
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Typing 'dmesg' should display something equivalent to this: /dev/hd?(a-d) or /dev/sd? (for scsi). Once you you know do this:

mkdir /home/second_drive
mount /dev/hd? /home/second_drive

That's it. You have a created a directory called 'second_drive' and mounted the hard-drive onto that directory. Just remember, you can mount that device in any unused location.

Old 01-26-2004, 08:25 PM   #3
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redhat 9 does not by default come with ntfs support; so if you have not already, go to and download an rpm for your kernel version (find out kernel version with uname -r in terminal)

install that with rpm -Uhv packagename.rpm

after that, post your output of dmesg here (specifically the part where it detects the harddrives)

in a pinch, just as root, do mkdir /mnt/windows (or whatever name) and then mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/windows (most options will be default and autodetected; i assume your second harddisk is hda2)

post dmesg so that we can be sure


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