I have suse installed but it wont show my spare hdd anyware

Hi please can someone shed some light on my problem.

I used to run Ubuntu which was installed on its own drive and i had another hdd wich i used to store my movies and mp3 etc, to keep it safe.

I am now running Suse wich again is installed on the drive ubuntu was on.

I fire up suse and go to computer and the spare drive does not show.

Please can i have some much needed help

Thanks in advance


you can look in dmesg for your drives and then mount them by hand, remember to edit fstab for automatic mounting your disk at boot

mount /dev/<device> /media/disk1

#vi /etc/fstab
/dev/sdc1 /media/sdc1 ext3 defaults 0 0

or you can just do it the easy way “yast -> System -> Partitioner”.

I hope it helps.

You can also find the spare drive from console command: sudo /sbin/fdisk -l.
It will likely be sdb (or maybe sdc).

Then mount as advised by primdorf

i have checekd in partioner and the drive is ther as sda
i tried to mount it in a terminal and this was the result

linux-jbef:/etc # mount /dev/sda1 /media/disk1
mount: mount point /media/disk1 does not exist
linux-jbef:/etc #

i have edited the fstab to read as follows

/dev/sda1 /media/sda1 ext3 defaults 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_Maxtor_93073U6_G60AD4BC-part1 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_Maxtor_93073U6_G60AD4BC-part2 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_Maxtor_93073U6_G60AD4BC-part3 /home ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0

But its not working iam doing something wrong

Please help

please treat me as a compleat noob

And thanks for your quick replys

please ignore last post i now have it sorted

Cheers once again for your help