Missing hard drive space
Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu)
amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Mon Apr 20 08:25:29 UTC 2009
On Mon, April 20, 2009 10:07, MG wrote:
> I was speaking in short hand that's all, I won't do it again as I see
> it's confusing
Great! Now we are getting somewhere.
> English is my 1st language as Iive in the UK
Oops... You know, your shorthand really looked like someone from Timbuktu.
So how is my English? Is it good enough?
> I mounted by typing mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb1 and the same for each
> drive, sdb1, sdc1, sdd1 One of them didn't work probably as it's NTFS
> It only stays mounted for that session
Go to a console and type the following:
sudo nano /etc/fstab
This will open a text file with already a few lines.
My version of that file on my Debian box goes like this:
/dev/sda1 / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1
proc /proc proc rw,nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
I'm not at home now, my Ubuntu fstab is longer.
At the bottom you add new lines, like this:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb1 fat defaults 0 0
Replace fat with ntfs or ext3, depending on the filesystem.
Save the file and exit.
Then type "sudo mount -a" to see if it worked.
It should stick after reboot.
> and one drive does not show at all
> while others seem to have lost space like the one that's 3 gig can u
> explain that please?
Sorry, no. Perhaps someone else?
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