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How do I mount this second hard drive?

 

All of the tutorials I find tell me to format the drive.

The hard drive is from a previous Linux installation. I just want it for storage purposes because I have tons of media files on it. Therefore, I do not want to re-format it.

It is IDE and I plugged it in as a slave to my optical drive.

 

Where do I go from here?

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Yikes!

 

In both my root and my regular user, I get:

 

bash: fdisk: command not found

 

 

Does that mean I have to install fdisk?

 

 

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ADDENDUM:

 

I typed in just

fdisk -l

and got this:

 

 

Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40016019456 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

  Device Boot	  Start		 End	  Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *		   1		  13	  104391   83  Linux
/dev/sda2			 132		4864	38017822+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda3			  14		 131	  947835   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda5			 132		1661	12289693+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6			1662		2171	 4096543+   e  W95 FAT16 (LBA)
/dev/sda7			2172		4864	21631491   8e  Linux LVM

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

  Device Boot	  Start		 End	  Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *		   1		  13	  104391   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2			  14		9729	78043770   8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sdg: 8053 MB, 8053063680 bytes
183 heads, 32 sectors/track, 2685 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 5856 * 512 = 2998272 bytes

  Device Boot	  Start		 End	  Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdg1   *		   1		2686	 7864304	b  W95 FAT32

 

The hard drive that I added is the /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes one.

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well then just create some dir (mountpoint)

 

mkdir /test

 

and then try this

mount /dev/sdb /test

 

if you then

 

ls -al /test

 

does it list anything ?

 

cheers

anyweb

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After this: # mount /dev/sdb /mnt/backup

I get this:

mount: you must specify the filesystem type

which suggests that it did not succeed.

 

Now, after this:

# ls -al /mnt/backup

I get this:

total 16
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 2007-11-30 09:49 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2007-11-30 09:49 ..

 

 

How do I determine the file system?

It should be ext2 but I tried the mount command like this:

mount -t ext2 /dev/sdb /mnt/backup

and got an error:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2,
   missing codepage or other error
   In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
   dmesg | tail  or so

 

 

With the dmesg | tail command, it yields:

SELinux: initialized (dev sdg1, type vfat), uses genfs_contexts
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb2.
hfs: unable to find HFS+ superblock
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb.
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb.
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb2.
VFS: Can't find an ext2 filesystem on dev sdb.
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb2.
VFS: Can't find an ext2 filesystem on dev sdb.
hfs: unable to find HFS+ superblock

 

 

 

 

Just noticed:

how do i see what filesystem i have

ADDENDUM:

The mount command alone yields:

 

/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)

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You must mount the partitions not the disk (i.e. sdb1 and sdb2). However:

 

   Device Boot	  Start		 End	  Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *		   1		  13	  104391   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2			  14		9729	78043770   8e  Linux LVM

 

LVM .. you have a LVM partiton on the first disk as well, are you sure that it isn't already in use within the LVM?

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well at least you got your data !

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