mounting USB hard drive
Forum: Other Help Topics
Topic: mounting USB hard drive
started by: sfabius
Posted by sfabius on June 19 2009,12:15I'm trying to attach a Western Digital USB external drive to an old Pentium I machine (DSL is great for this!). It has a USB connection, but when I try to mount there is nothing there. The mount tool does not recognize it, and when I try using /dev/sda1 as the device I get "not a valid block device."
dmesg shows that it is recognized, although there is a message:
I'll google that error, but if anyone has any ideas, I'd appreciate it.
Posted by gizmomelb on Aug. 13 2009,04:31hi,
did you have any luck with this? I'm attempting to do a similar thing (connect a USB HDD so I can then install DSL to it).