[Linux-parport] External IDE HDD drive
mukundjb at esntechnologies.co.in
Mon Nov 14 00:15:31 EST 2005
That is the inbulid in mount command.
When you try to mount a device without specifying the filesyetem on it, the mount command internally will parse the disk drive and based on the data on the disk partition table & fs info in the partition you are trying to mount it guesses the file syteem and perform that filesystem specific checks and tries to mount it.
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[mailto:linux-parport-bounces at lists.infradead.org]On Behalf Of John Mims
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 8:07 PM
To: linux-parport at lists.infradead.org
Subject: [Linux-parport] External IDE HDD drive
Thanks to the article "Linux and parallel port IDE devices", I have
managed to get my Datawise Quickdrive external HDD working in Red Hat 9.
Despite being a complete newcomer to Linux, following the advice given,
I found that
insmod pd drive0=0x378
mount /dev/pda2 /backup
works perfectly (the HDD in the Quickdrive has 2 partitions, and
'backup' is the directory).
One question, though. The mounted partition is formatted in FAT32, so
how come Red Hat was happy to mount it without the "-t vfat" phrase?
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