Slave Drive

Karl Larsen k5di at
Tue Feb 12 13:26:49 UTC 2008

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Wayne Smith wrote:
>> Anybody have any pointers about how to setup a slave drive???? I just
>> want to use it separately from the Filesystem as storage for my files.
>> I put it in the computer and formatted it with QTParted. For some
>> reason, though, it's not listed in Computer, and I have no idea how to
>> mount it up otherwise and use it.
> Maybe it is already mounted automatically under the /media directory? 
> Other than that, iI you want it mounted permanently at a specific 
> location, make an entry in your fstab. Use the command
> gksu /etc/fstab
> in a terminal to modify the file. If you only want to mount it 
> occasionally, use the mount command. Type
> man -a fstab mount
> in a terminal to find out the syntax of the fstab file and the mount 
> command.
> Nils
    My system doesn't work like yours Nils. Gksu didn't provide me with 
anything. So if that is the case I suggest just looking at fstab with $ 
cat /etc/fstab which will display it.

    If the Slave Drive is shown there then you can see where it is 
mounted. If not then do this. Knowing the partition and hard drive of 
the Slave Drive use

$ sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/abc /mnt

This should work and replace my abc with the actual location of your 
Slave Drive. You can do this each time you want it or you can make 
/etc/fstab load it.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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