[TriLUG] USB external ATA drive attach to Linux (Knoppix) system
elfick at trilug.org
Thu Aug 19 14:18:33 EDT 2004
Well, assuming you already have the external enclosure, an external usb
harddrive should show up as a scsi device.
I'd start by using "dmesg" to show the kernel messages, one of which
(probably near the end) should be your usb disk.
Then you could use the mount command like so (substituting the proper
devices and paths):
mount /dev/sda /mnt
However, if you don't already have the external enclosure, I'd go with
jtower's suggestion and get a 2.5" drive adapter. Cheaper and easier.
Mark W4CHL wrote:
> Been googling a bit for setup of USB external case with ATA HDD on Knoppix CD boot. Many references to the modules needed, but can't find anything specific to mounting external HDD when it doesn't show up in /etc/fstab.
> Ideas anyone ? Trying to recover a laptop by dd from balky 2.5" HDD to new one.
> Cheers de Mark W4CHL
> Trilug-W4CHL at sneakemail-dot-com
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