help mounting usb hard drive formatted as ntfs

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at
Thu Jun 2 04:47:01 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 11:34 -0700, solemneyed wrote:
> No, I've used it under windows for a year or two.  Now that I've
> converted my home desktop to linux, I want to mount the drive, copy
> everything off of it, and then reformat it so linux can read & write
> to it.
> I did the fdisk you mentioned (as root), but nothing happens:
> root at valinor:/home/solemneyed # fdisk -l /dev/sda
> root at valinor:/home/solemneyed #
> Thanks,
> s
I need to ask you this: Could you test your USB hard drive with a
Windows system (2000, XP or 2003) and make sure that it works
flawlessly?  Because from the above output, your system doesn't see any
partitions on that drive (unless it was assigned another “sd?” device
like “/dev/sdb” or “/dev/sdc” which is possible).

Waiting for the results.

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