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    external hdd with linux trobles

    i have an external hdd
    maxtor 40 gig usb
    i have files on it i need to copy
    rh9 doesnt even recognize it
    yes my usb ports work cause it sees my printer
    i have found files on how to get them to work but thats only if its recognized as /dev/sda1 or something and they all partation it
    this hdd has a fat filesystem
    any ideas?
    kudzu doesnt recognize it and i dont see it in my fstab either
    thanx for ur time
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    Have you tried the mount command?

    And have you checked at a linux specific forum like LinuxQuestions? Since they spend more time in linux and have more experiences, they may be able to help you better.
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    So it is a usb hard-drive? That might be a little tough. Okay so first and foremost, go to the folder /mnt/ and create a folder for that drive. Call it what you want. For my example we will call it hd-usb.


    mount -t /dev/sda1 /mnt/hd-usb

    Warning though this is only short term. If you would like that drive to always load when you boot, you should add it to your fstab file which is located in /etc/

    Try something like this:

    /dev/sda1 /mnt/hd-usb auto auto,user 1 2
    And if this doesn't work post back here. And for more info try this thread:

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    i added the line and it ses to specify the filesystem
    i think its fat32
    so the linux = is vfat right?
    where do i insert that in the fstab or in the mount command
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