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    Question How to mount MyBook EX HDD

    Hey guys, I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a headless unit and using ssh shell to communicate with it on my ubuntu desktop. I am trying to mount my new 2tb to this server and not sure how to do it.

    Good news is, it does reconize the harddrive i mounted when i do lsub

    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1058:1140 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    wht to do next?
    THANKSS!

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    Re: How to mount MyBook EX HDD

    Hi BStrizzy.

    Here are a couple of way you can try:

    1. Disconnecting the disk, wait a few seconds, connecting it again, and checking the dmesg and syslog:
    Code:
    dmesg | tail
    
    tail /var/log/syslog
    2. Once is connected and recognized, check this directories:
    Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/
    
    /dev/disk/by-label/
    There, there should be symlinks to the actual devices.

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: How to mount MyBook EX HDD

    ata-Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG
    ata-Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part1
    ata-Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part2
    ata-Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part5
    scsi-SATA_Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG
    scsi-SATA_Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part1
    scsi-SATA_Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part2
    scsi-SATA_Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part5
    usb-WD_My_Book_1140_574D415A4138303032313332-0:0
    usb-WD_My_Book_1140_574D415A4138303032313332-0:0-part1


    this is what I got when i ran the code
    bstrizzy@nova:~$ cd /dev/disk/by-id/
    bstrizzy@nova:/dev/disk/by-id$ ls


    how do i actually mount it so i can store even more files on it?

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    Re: How to mount MyBook EX HDD

    Try listing using the long option:
    Code:
    ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/
    That should display the actual device they are linked to.

    Regards.

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    Re: How to mount MyBook EX HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    Try listing using the long option:
    Code:
    ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/
    That should display the actual device they are linked to.

    Regards.


    bstrizzy@nova:~$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/
    total 0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2012-11-16 20:44 ata-Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG -> ../../sda
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2012-11-16 20:44 ata-Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part1 -> ../../sda1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2012-11-16 20:45 ata-Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part2 -> ../../sda2
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2012-11-16 20:44 ata-Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part5 -> ../../sda5
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2012-11-16 20:44 scsi-SATA_Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG -> ../../sda
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2012-11-16 20:44 scsi-SATA_Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part1 -> ../../sda1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2012-11-16 20:45 scsi-SATA_Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part2 -> ../../sda2
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2012-11-16 20:44 scsi-SATA_Maxtor_6L100P0_L24AMJTG-part5 -> ../../sda5
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2012-11-16 20:44 usb-WD_My_Book_1140_574D415A4138303032313332-0:0 -> ../../sdb
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2012-11-16 20:44 usb-WD_My_Book_1140_574D415A4138303032313332-0:0-part1 -> ../../sdb1


    I am a newb at linux server so , not sure what anyof this. I am just trying to mount the external to add extra memory to the server its self.
    Last edited by BStrizzy; November 20th, 2012 at 03:59 AM.

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    Re: How to mount MyBook EX HDD

    Code:
    usb-WD_My_Book_1140_574D415A4138303032313332-0:0 -> ../../sdb
    
    usb-WD_My_Book_1140_574D415A4138303032313332-0:0-part1 -> ../../sdb1
    There you go.

    Your disk was assigned to the device /dev/sdb and the useful partition is on /dev/sdb1

    To mount the disk you need to create a mount point first (a directory):
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /media/MyBook
    Then you can mount the disk like this:
    Code:
    sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/MyBook
    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: How to mount MyBook EX HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    Code:
    usb-WD_My_Book_1140_574D415A4138303032313332-0:0 -> ../../sdb
    
    usb-WD_My_Book_1140_574D415A4138303032313332-0:0-part1 -> ../../sdb1
    There you go.

    Your disk was assigned to the device /dev/sdb and the useful partition is on /dev/sdb1

    To mount the disk you need to create a mount point first (a directory):
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /media/MyBook
    Then you can mount the disk like this:
    Code:
    sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/MyBook
    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.
    awsome awsome, this worked. however, i am currently the only user on my server and would like this mounted to my home folder. how do i unmount? and im assuming i re mount by using same code just different destination

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    Re: How to mount MyBook EX HDD

    Yes. Sort of.

    First, you un mount it:
    Code:
    sudo umount /media/MyBook
    Then create a new mount point in your home directory:
    Code:
    mkdir /home/youruser/MyBook
    (replace 'youruser' for your actual username).

    Then mount it on the new location:
    Code:
    sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /home/youruser/MyBook
    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: How to mount MyBook EX HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    Yes. Sort of.

    First, you un mount it:
    Code:
    sudo umount /media/MyBook
    Then create a new mount point in your home directory:
    Code:
    mkdir /home/youruser/MyBook
    (replace 'youruser' for your actual username).

    Then mount it on the new location:
    Code:
    sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /home/youruser/MyBook
    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.
    awsome man, worked like a charm. this is why i appreciate ubuntu forums. solid instructions. Now I have a question. Where can i learn what the commands mean such as dev and ntfs and sdb? I am not taking a unix course and my university so I am sort of self taught.

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    Re: How to mount MyBook EX HDD

    Great!

    Please mark the thread as solved (read here), when you have the chance.

    Here's a few ideas to get more information:
    • Visit the forums frequently. Search for similar threads and ask questions when you don't find any tips.
    • Visit help.ubuntu.com for tutorials and wikis. Take a special attention to this page: CommandLine Resources.
    • For individual commands use the pre installed help system called 'man'. For instance run:
      Code:
      man mount
    • Check out this thread with lots of useful links.
    • Have fun with it all!

    Kind Regards.

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