usb connected HD - how to mount

Fajar Priyanto fajarpri at
Tue Nov 18 11:01:48 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Alain Muls <alain.muls at> wrote:
> Hi
> I have a ubuntu installation with untangle running on top of it.
> For backup I connected over USB an external HD. I looked through the dmesg
> but I cannot find what device represents the HD. How can I find that out and
> permanently mount that external HD?

It's not in dmesg, it's sudo tail -f /var/log/syslog
It's usually like /dev/sdb

To mount it:
sudo mount /dev/sdb /mnt

Please adjust sdb into the one that gets detected in your ubuntu.

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