help mounting usb hard drive formatted as ntfs

solemneyed solemneyed at
Wed Jun 1 05:52:31 UTC 2005

When I do that, it says "mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist"

However, in the GUI System Monitor, this info for the disk is listed:

Device Directory Type Total Free
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs 442.7MB 442.7MB

So, thanks for your help but I'm still stuck.


On 5/29/05, Niran Babalola <iamniran at> wrote:
> On 5/29/05, solemneyed <solemneyed at> wrote:
> > root at valinor:/home/solemneyed # mount -t ntfs /dev/sda /mnt/lacie
> > mount: /dev/sda is not a valid block device
> Try /dev/sda1 instead. After you plug in the drive, type
> $ fdisk -l
> and it should show you the correct partition to write, which is
> usually /dev/sda1. The USB drive as a whole is /dev/sda, and it can
> have multiple numbered partitions, just like the other (non-cdrom)
> partitions you see in your fstab. I've had issues with having a
> concrete mount point for my USB drive in my fstab, because sometimes
> the drive will be added as /dev/sdb depending on various
> circumstances.
> - Niran

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