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Old 05-22-2007, 04:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mounting USB harddrive on Suse 10.2

Hi All,
I'm a newbie in Linux. I use a laptop Dell Latitude D620 with 40 GB harddrive. I also have another 40GB external USB harddrive with 2 FAT32 partitions. I usually work with Windows XP, but I want to learn more about Linux, so I installed Suse 10.2 on it (with dual boot). The problem is I can't read my USB harddrive. Someone told me that I should mount it, but some other said that it should be automatically mounted. Now I really can't read my USB harddrive. Could any of you give me some clue how to? Thanks in advance.
Old 05-22-2007, 05:16 AM   #2
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Welcome aribowo,
as root run following command :-

fdisk -l (this will list available partition in your PC, no matter usb or ide)

mkdir /media/usbhdd (I assume you want to mount the harddisk partition here)
mount /dev/sda1 /media/usbhdd (mount will detect fat32 automatically)

cd /media/usbhdd (go into the folder)
ls (check the content)
there is actually much more thing to go, but please proceed 1st and understand it.
Good luck!

Last edited by kstan; 05-22-2007 at 05:18 AM.
Old 05-23-2007, 03:25 AM   #3
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Thank you. It's already run well.


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