Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mounting an external hard drive in Ubuntu

Lately Ubuntu hasn't been recognizing my external hard drives when I plug them into the USB ports. Here is a manual way to mount one named "weir17":

sudo mkdir /media/weir17
sudo mount /dev/disk/by-label/weir17 /media/weir17  

I'm not sure why this is not happening automatically, maybe something to do with them being formatted in NTFS?

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