Joe Kisela on 18 Aug 2010 07:40:35 -0700

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[PLUG] mounting filesystems.

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  • Subject: [PLUG] mounting filesystems.
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:40:30 -0400
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a couple suggestions, first, you can get the partititions list from:
#cat /proc/partitions

you can mount them anywhere you'd like, and specify how you'd like to mount them (with the "-o rw" parameter for read-write).  i think that ntfs mounts read-only as default.

If you want to make it easier on yourself, try editing /etc/fstab, the syntax is basically the same as mount, but usually there are good examples in there already.

also, for FSM knows why, many distros have moved to using UUID's instead of /dev/sdX# .  I personally hate this new convention, but thats religious at this point.  If you want to use UUID's I'd try
#blkid /dev/sda1


#ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/

George said:
Then inspiration struck; here's the complete sequence:

sudo fdisk -l [Thanks, Elizabeth !]

mkdir /home/george/[filename]

sudo mount /dev/[device] /home/george/[filename]

The device name is gleaned from the results of the first step

Now I can see all my files.  I'm sure it's a permissions problem,
as "sudo mount /dev/[device] /mnt" keeps the device under root
control, and I'm just a user.

Would "sudo mount /dev/[device] /mnt" have worked if I had created
a mount point [filename] under /mnt with:

mkdir /mnt/[filename]

sudo mount /dev/[device] /mnt/[filename]
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