Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: External hard drive mount

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Beans
    61
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    External hard drive mount

    I know this is the ubuntu forums but the command for mounting a hard drive should be the same, right? Well, opensuse 10.2 isn't showing my seagate 80gb external drive and I'm not sure if I'm suppose to mount it or something.. your thoughts?

    Thaaaanks.
    Love yourself.. and ubuntu.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Beans
    29,420

    Re: External hard drive mount

    You have to log in as root and then do

    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/harddrive
    mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/harddrive
    p.s. And move over to the suse area.
    In the world of Linux, who needs Windows and Gates...

    Got most of my golden beans at an auction on eBay (with a couple of free drinks).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Beans
    225
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: External hard drive mount

    what filesystem is your external drive

    i have a Western digital 500 GB My Book Essential and it loads automatically with all linux's i have tried

    assuming your drive is ext3

    sudo mkdir /media/External
    sudo mount -t <filesystem> /dev/<insert device name here (ie. sdb1) /media/External

    when you plug in your drive it should show the device name in your dmesg
    if its a USB drive its probably vfat filesystem

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Beans
    61
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: External hard drive mount

    The device is called "ST380011A 8.01" in my boot options but.. I get this error when I put that in the terminal:

    Code:
    sudo mount -t vfat /dev/ST380011A 8.01/media/External
    mount: mount point 8.01/media/External does not exist
    Love yourself.. and ubuntu.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Beans
    29,420

    Re: External hard drive mount

    What's the output of this command from a terminal (as root)?

    Code:
    fdisk -l
    In the world of Linux, who needs Windows and Gates...

    Got most of my golden beans at an auction on eBay (with a couple of free drinks).

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Beans
    61
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: External hard drive mount

    I fixed it. Thanks anyways.
    Love yourself.. and ubuntu.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Beans
    6

    Re: External hard drive mount

    Quote Originally Posted by ubunick View Post
    I fixed it. Thanks anyways.
    Can you tell us how you fixed it? I am unable to mount my external HDD too.

    Thanks.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Beans
    2

    Re: External hard drive mount

    ubunick said he typed:
    sudo mount -t vfat /dev/ST380011A 8.01/media/External

    I'm just beginning to play with the linux terminal, so I'm not well versed, but I do believe he should have a \ before any spaces in a name. In addition, he never placed a space after 8.01, making it a part if the next command.

    Shouldn't it look more like this?
    sudo mount -t vfat /dev/ST380011A\ 8.01 /media/External

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Exclamation Re: External hard drive mount

    i have a external hard drive formatted as ext3 through gparted. gparted in ubuntu sees it as /dev/sdb1 however the following does not work for me:

    avis@desktop:~$ sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb1 /media/disk
    [sudo] password for avis:
    mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist

    it is also not listed under 'df' however gparted see's it fine.

    not sure what to do to get it recognized.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Green Bay, WI
    Beans
    2
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: External hard drive mount

    Quote Originally Posted by taurus View Post
    You have to log in as root and then do

    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/harddrive
    mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/harddrive

    I did this, but now my mount point is only writable by root. How can I make it so regular users can write to this mount point?

    "sudo chmod a+w /mnt/harddrive" doesn't work.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •