[sf-lug] external usb hard drive

Tyler Trafford ttrafford at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 20:09:56 PDT 2008

Alex Kleider wrote:
> I bought myself a Maxtor OneTouch4 Plus 750GB external usb hard drive 
> and am having difficulty getting it mounted on my _Debian_ machine.

> Having previously created a /maxtor directory
> I've tried
> # mount -t fuseblk /dev/sda1 /maxtor
> but get:
> unknown file type fuseblk
> # mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /maxtor
> initially made me very happy because I can now read the directory

Try "-t ntfs-3g", after making sure you have the ntfs-3g package installed.
Tyler Trafford

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