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#1 Onno-zel

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 05:25 PM

Hi there,

I want to mount a usb harddrive which is partitioned with a logical partition in windows. I get the error blabla (aren't you trying to mount an extended partition, instead of some logical partition inside? ) The answer is yes I think, but how do I mount this logical partition of the usb harddrive?

TNX in advance!!

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#2 blueworm

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 03:15 AM

To mount external usb Harddrive.
Code:
# mount -t vfat /dev/sdaX /mnt/wherever


X = 1-4 Primary partition. 5 or greater Logical partition.

What you most likely have is your first primary partition is a extended partition
which has been divided in logical partitions. so in this case your first partition
would be /dev/sda5.

to view partitions try
Code:
# fdisk /dev/sda

<p> to view actual partitions on disk.

#3 Onno-zel

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 08:44 PM

Thanks,

the number sda5 did the trick. I kept trying sda1 which did not work...

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