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January 15th, 2010, 03:27 AM
I had installed my second hard drive and had it automatically mounting on loggin.. All was well untilol i accidentally unmounted the hdd instead of ejecting a dvd and spent the rest of the night getting the drive to mount again my fstab file no longer matched the directory so i changed it and got the drive to mount finally..When i booted up my computer today the drive did not mount so i went into the terminal to mount it and it tells me only root can do so, so i sudo the command and get this msg
"mount: /dev/sdb1 already mounted or /media/westdig busy" can anyone help me get my drive up n kickin as all my media is on it?
thx joo

January 15th, 2010, 08:38 PM
It would be good to know just what is mounted where at the time you get this error. We can figure it out by looking at the output of these commands:
sudo fdisk -l
cat /etc/fstab
cat /etc/mtabIf there is actually something mounted on /media/westdig, you can probably figure that out if you look at its root directory:
ls -l /media/westdig