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    Installing a USB External Hard Disk


    I have just bought a LaCie external hard disk and as I am a relative newbie to Linux and know next to nothing about the OS. I was wondering how I would go about installing it.

    (I should also point out that the drive has been re-formatted in ext3 format)

    How do I go about mounting it? Is it just a simple mount command or do I need to change fstab, if so where do I find the extra fields of information required in it. Or would I need to do something else entirely?

    I would greatly appreciate any feedback or prescriptions with regard to this.

    Steve

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    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/vie...ight=usb+thumb

    See if that post on the forums (easily searchable) helps.
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    simple command, assuming linux has already assigned a dev/ to it.

    in a terminal:

    Code:
    su
    Password:
    mount /dev/[insert-name-here] /mnt/[whatever-u-want]

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    Many thanks for the tips all is mounted and working well

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