I have run into a bizarre situation I haven't seen before. I am at a remote location today accessing my Fedora 14 box. I have an external USB hard drive connected to it. I was accessing fine all morning but I installed some updates and did a reboot. Afterwards, I no longer can see that drive (mount doesn't show it). Is it because I am ssh'ing in and not logging in to the box locally? I'm not sure when the USB drives would be detected and mounted.

asked 10 Dec '10, 19:03

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Andy
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What does fdisk tell you.

fdisk -l

It sounds more likely that the drive is not set to mount /etc/fstab, and needs to be mounted manually.

Assuming /dev/sda2 is your usb hdd. You would use something like this

mount /dev/sda2 /DIRECTORY/PATH/TO/MOUNT/TO
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answered 13 Dec '10, 15:51

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fdisk on my system did not show the drive. It was very strange. Long story short, I went back to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS and I no longer have this problem. And if the drive doesn't automatically mount, fdisk does see it and I can mount it.

(30 Dec '10, 17:13) Andy
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