Re: Help installing a Maxtor External Firewire HD
From: Ben Hall (bhall-www_at_linuxgruven.ca)
To: RHML <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 29 Jul 2003 08:25:35 -0400
As root, type dmesg | more. Near the end of the output you should see
what the FW drive is recognized as. (Mine was /dev/sda, I'd bet yours
Assuming it has one partition, which, if it was a Windows drive, is
likely the case, then the partition in question will be /dev/sda1.
So, the first time type: mkdir /mnt/sda1 (this makes the mount point)
To actually mount the drive do mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1. If Linux for
some reason doesn't recognize the filesystem, to mount -t<your FS>
/dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 where <your FS> is whatever the filesystem is.
(vfat for FAT32, ntfs for... NTFS, ext2 etc...)
To have the drive mount automatically on boot you'll have to edit your
Hope that helps,
On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 00:20, Sergio Espinoza wrote:
> I have had quite a hard time trying to install a 160GB
> Maxtor External Firewire HD.
> The drive is apparently recognized (and added to RH)
> at boot time, but, in the /mnt directory I only have
> /cdrom and /floppy.
> I have search the net for quite some time for answers
> about how to correctly configure my drive, no luck so
> far. :S
> Can someone please help me out? Any ideas? What's
> BTW, I using Red Hat 9.
> Thanks in advance,
> Sergio Espinoza Dien
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