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Mounting an USB hard drive

Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:53 pm

Hi all,
I am very new here, this is my first post. My project will be - eventually - a Raspberry Pi music box. My first big hurdle: I can't mount my hard drive.
The drive is a Seagate 1D6ADD-500 with 1 TB capacity and it contains a copy of my music collection. I connected the drive to a powered USB hub and the hub is connected to the Raspberry. The USB hub is working, I tested it with the keyboard and it works. The problem I think is I don't know which filesystem type it has. The Seagate website doesn't say. It can't be FAT as it has one 1TB partition. Any help, please? :cry:



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Re: Mounting an USB hard drive

Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:40 pm

From the console you can do the following:

To get the USB device:
sudo fdisk -l
Normally it will be /dev/sda1

Create a directory where you want to mount the drive e.g. ext1
sudo mkdir /mnt/ext1
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/ext1

If you want to automount the drive when the RPi starts you need to edit fstab.

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