[CentOS] Mounting an external USB drive

Tom Diehl tdiehl at rogueind.com
Sat Mar 26 13:15:21 UTC 2011

On Fri, 25 Mar 2011, Todd Cary wrote:

> With Centos 5.5, my external USB drive appears to self mount in
> that the icon appears on the desktop and when I double click on
> it, the files are there.  However, I recall that I need to make
> an entry in the fstab as well as some other changes.
> When I do a
> # /sbin/fdisk -l
> I learn that the device is /dev/sda1 and the system is HPFS/NTFS
> I am not sure what to enter into the file system table, fstab and
> if other entries/directories need to be made.

If it is mounted, why would you need to make fstab entries? The system already
knows enough to make it useful.


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