mounting a storage hard disk

Asked by Sluggo66 on 2007-05-07

How do you mount a second hard drive that will be used for storage only? I just want to use the other hard disk to store digital photos and my other documents. I have three hard drives, One is C: for Windows, Drive 2 is set up for Kubuntu and the other drive is my storage disk F: I do have my drive partitioned for the Linux Swap File and such. Have a duel boot system; (Microsoft Windows XP Home and Kubuntu 7.04. Was wondering what mount point to use or what to name the new mounting point for the storage drive. I tried a mounting point in the home folder and after that Kubuntu didn't work, Had to re-install Kubuntu...what next? Hope anyone can shine some light.


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Jesus Gamio (jgamio) said : #1

Hi I am not a expert but tried this

go to the terminal and type :

1) sudo -i ( this to use the terminal like root)
2) fdisk -l ( to get disk info )

You are going to see someting like this

/dev/sda1 1 3647 29294496 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 3648 17263 109370520 5 Extendida
/dev/sda3 17264 21126 31029547+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 3648 3890 1951866 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 3891 13616 78124063+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 13617 17263 29294496 83 Linux

I use my sda6 for music you should to use to drive info and do this

3) create a directory in media for example data
3.1 ) cd /media
3.2) mkdir data

4) now mount your disk
note if you use ntfs or fat change the ext3

mount /dev/sda6/ -t ext3 /media/data/

Best Javier Jardón (jjardon) said : #2

Hello Sluggo66,

go to System settingg -> advanced-> hard disk and partitions

Choose the new disc and mount it in /media/mydatadisk for example.

Sluggo66 (freelee66) said : #3

Thank you, it worked! no to vies my digital photos.

Sluggo66 (freelee66) said : #4

Thank you guys, My storage is mounted. I mounted like this: media/MyStorageD. Can't see my photos still though, I'll see if I can solve it. LOL! :o)

Sluggo66 (freelee66) said : #5

Woops sorry guys my fingers are stiff from work. Wanted to say: "Now to view my digital photos"!