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Old 31st March 2011, 09:38 PM
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Seagate External HDD Unmountable

I have been a Linux user for about 6 years now, and recently switched to Fedora just to try something new. I used Ubuntu for the majority of the time so I am somewhat familiar with the command line, but seem to be having trouble with my external HDD. Ubuntu automounted it no problem. Fedora doesn't seem to like to do that. I tried searching and I did what almost every thread insisted upon; which is mount /dev/sdb(that is what dmesg said) but it says already mounted or /mnt/busy. So this is the extent of my Terminal experience with mounting an external drive, and I am completely dumbfounded as to why it simply won't mount. I am liking Fedora so far and so long as there is a remedy for this I don't plan on going back.
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Old 31st March 2011, 10:15 PM
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Re: Seagate External HDD Unmountable

Hello,
To view a list of drives and partitions:
Code:
su -c 'fdisk -l'
To view what is already mounted and where:
Code:
df
Normally you have to creat a directory to mount a fs too before mounting and then mount to that location. You have to define a partition number to mount on the drive instead of just sdb it should be something like sdb1 for partition 1:
Code:
mkdir /media/some_name
su -c 'mount /dev/sdb1 /media/some_name'
Hope this helps

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Old 31st March 2011, 11:44 PM
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Re: Seagate External HDD Unmountable

Fedora's moved on to using volume labels, you can apply a volume label 'mylabel' to the partition on the drive, then when the drive is plugged in, the mount point will be created in /media/mylabel automatically

this Ubuntu page seems to thoroughly cover it (in this area, the two Linux distributions are similar enough)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive
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Old 1st April 2011, 01:34 AM
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Re: Seagate External HDD Unmountable

Ok so weird its in my menu now, but I cannot open it to edit my files. Also marko the drive is labeled per those instructions(thats how a I partitioned it originally), but Fedora doesn't automatically recognize. Thnx again.
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Old 12th February 2013, 06:15 AM
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Re: Seagate External HDD Unmountable

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Originally Posted by AndrewSerk View Post
Hello,
To view a list of drives and partitions:
Code:
su -c 'fdisk -l'
To view what is already mounted and where:
Code:
df
Normally you have to creat a directory to mount a fs too before mounting and then mount to that location. You have to define a partition number to mount on the drive instead of just sdb it should be something like sdb1 for partition 1:
Code:
mkdir /media/some_name
su -c 'mount /dev/sdb1 /media/some_name'
Hope this helps
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Thank you... Its successful for " segate 1tb go flex" on Fedora 17.
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