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Hi folks, My name is Chris, and I am a linux user *clapping* "Welcome Chris" ...right...I have just installed RedHat 9.0 and am very new to Linux after havin' been ...
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    How to mount another hard drive...


    Hi folks,

    My name is Chris, and I am a linux user
    *clapping*
    "Welcome Chris"

    ...right...I have just installed RedHat 9.0 and am very new to Linux after havin' been a windoze user for the past 6 years or so....
    How do I mount a hard drive and another partition? To give you an idea, I have 2 hdd's in my pc one is 2 gig and the other is 10gig. The 10 is split into 2 partitions and my linux is installed on one of those.

    I want to be able to access my other partition and other hdd....can someone tell me how?
    I used beOS once upon a time and was able to right click and mount hardware, but obviously Linux is somewhat different....

    Thanks!

    Chris

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    Welcome Chris,

    First you might want a look at http://www.this_site_does_not_exist/viewtopic.php?t=75 for basic linux command including the one your looking for.

    Be aware that linux file system ext2/3 is not fully compatible with NTFS but is with FAT32. So if you wish to mount a drive and share it between windows and linux it must be a fat32 file system.

    If you still need additonal tips, gives us some more details of your setup and partition info etc... as this is a generic answer.
    Dan

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    Thanks Dan(flw)

    I will look at this tonight when I get home from work....must say, rather exciting to be trying linux at the mo...especially since I blew away all my windows install - I'm goin' whole hog!


    Thanks again...

    Chris

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    welcome to this_site_does_not_exist chris, hope you like it here.
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    Yeah, dog. Welcome to the site and the light side.
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    Thanks everyone....

    Good bye Microsoft....goooood bye!

    Ok, I tried the mount -l last night and the 2nd partition didn't show up (but it does in the hardware properties box in the system) and my secondary drive didn't show up either!
    I also have 2 cdrom drives, I can't eject one unless I'm logged in as root (there's gotta be something I'm missing here!) and not sure how to mount the second.

    I checked out the page you gave flw, but didn't help me too much.

    Thanks folks...and I do like it here...and in the world of Linux!

    Rock on...

    Chris

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    In the cmd line tut it list the following:

    fdisk -l

    The minus lower case "l" displays the names of all physical and logical drives. You'll need this if you wish to work with other drives like mounting a windows drive etc... The output on a RedHat box is like:

    /dev/hda1
    /dev/hda2
    /dev/hda3

    and so on. In the above output hda1 is the c: drive for windows and hda2 is a fat32 logical partition for Windows with hda3 being linux.
    Did "fdsisk -l" not list the various drives correctly?
    Dan

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    sorry sorry i just HAVE to point this out
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    sorry i just had to do it.



    and thats my first impresion (i must seem like a spa) but hi chris
    Thanks v much

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    Lol....linux ppl are funny...haha


    flw, I did try the fdisk cmd but terminal told me it didn't recognise that command. Do I need to do this with a linux boot disk? Rawrite?

    Just so we're all on the same page here, I right click the desktop and select "New Terminal Session"...is this how I am supposed to run these commands?

    Thanks again....


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    I just tried it again on RH 7.1 and it works fine. What distro are you using?
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