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Just fdisk'd a known working drive, now it wont show up in "df"

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#1 drwmbt


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:48 AM

Hey guys, I have just fdisk'd and mkfs'd a known working external hard drive, and now that i've finished (successfully) it wont show up.


I dont know if i've entered some wrong information on the steps, i followed a tutorial online but everything appeared to run smoothly excpet that it wouldnt mount after i finished, so i restarted the linux to see if it would auto detect and nada, then i loaded windows and still got nada.


Any help is greatly appreciated,

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#2 stiltskin


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:06 PM

The drive/partitions have to be mounted first. You can mount them (as root) with mount. Or you can install pmount and mount/umount them as user (in most distros, though some still require root credentials).


Many distros will mount them automatically if you unplug the device, wait a few seconds and plug it back in. But not all will do that.


Whether they auto-mount them or not, after plugging back in and waiting 3-5 seconds, you can type dmesg in a terminal and it will show the device and partitions available on it.


If you type sudo fdisk -l all partitions available will show up, whether mounted or not.

Edited by stiltskin, 05 March 2013 - 05:46 AM.

#3 InitialAudition


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:18 AM


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