View Full Version : How to set up external usb HD?
Oct 17th 2005, 07:25 PM
besides an external monitor) I use external HDs to to store back up and media files. at Disk & Filesystems I can see them but cant "reach" or "activate" them, click on the "administrator mode" doesnt make any difference, what am I do wrong?) hlp pls! thnx!
Oct 17th 2005, 07:40 PM
can you post the output of cat /etc/fstab file?
Oct 18th 2005, 05:39 AM
I culdnt find /etc/fstab, I navigated with the "find files & folders" but in etc I havent seen anything like fstab... that could be the problemo?
Oct 18th 2005, 06:33 AM
click on Kmenu > click on RUN > type konsole then press enter > type cat /etc/fstab
Oct 18th 2005, 08:25 AM
thnx for your quick help. thats what Ive got:
localhero@localhero:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro,atime,auto,rw,dev,exec,suid,nouser 0 1
/dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdb /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
Oct 18th 2005, 08:49 AM
I can't see any entry for your USB disk, sorry for asking again can you post the output of sudo fdisk -l.
Oct 19th 2005, 05:30 AM
here it is:
localhero@localhero:~$ sudo fdisk -l.
fdisk: invalid option -- .
Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
fdisk -v Give fdisk version
Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
-u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
-b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
Oct 19th 2005, 09:36 AM
erm... you specified a wrong option to fdisk. it's not i (I) it's l (L)
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