Re: AMBER: read the data

From: Esther Brugger <>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:01:27 -0800 (PST)

Thanks! I have pass the command: mount /dev/sbd1 /mnt/external
 then what I should do now? when I entered the directory /mnt/external, it has "lost+found", there is nothing else. Is there something wrong there? Thanks again for your help!

David LeBard <> wrote: Hi Esther,

You probably need to pass it the filesystem type, as the error suggests. The option will depend on how the usb drive was formatted, but I suspect it was made for Windows. In that case, try:

> mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/external

If you do a "man mount" you will get all mount options.

Good luck,

On 2/16/07, Esther Brugger <> wrote:Thanks for your help.
 When I type: mount /dev/sda /mnt/external
 it says: mount: you must specify the filesystem type
 What's the problem? Thanks!

Florian Haberl <> wrote:

On Thursday, 15. February 2007 20:53, Esther Brugger wrote:
> Dear all,
> I met a problem about the computer. I saved my previous AMBER results in
> an external hard drive. Now I am using another PC to deal with the data in
> the Fedora Core4 Linux system. But I found I couldn't mount this external
> drive under this system. Is there somebody know how I can read these
> files?? Thanks a lot for your any help!

this is more a linux related question.

Normally fedora or suse should automount external (usb or firewire devices).

If it dont work try following:

- Plug in and switch the harddisk on
- Take a look at dmesg (su and then dmesg) to see if your pc knows the
- Manual mount your harddisk (something like mkdir /mnt/usbhd
mount /dev/sdx1 /mnt/usbhd)

> Esther B.
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