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Old 12-02-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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none of my usb ports detecded

hi ,i cant get any of my usb ports to open ,im trying to open my "usb external hard drive please help
Old 12-02-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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what always will work: look into your /dev directory with
ls /dev/sd*
this will show you all disks sda* sdb* and so on. In most cases /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 ... are the partitions on your harddisk. So /dev/sdb1 or /dev/sdc1 should be the usb device. Mount as root or with sudo:
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
if sdb1 is your USB-device. Be aware that the mountpoint, /mnt in this case must exist and should be an empty directory before mounting.

Old 12-02-2010, 12:25 PM   #3
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markus ,many thanks panic over all solved regards mike


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