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External HDD in Linux

Joe Harry
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Guys,

I just connected my external HDD to my machine running Ubuntu, but nowhere I could find it so that I could access the files. How do I mount it to view the contents inside?


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My external USB drives always show up in the Places menu near the bottom of the menu. I helps is you rename the device, makes the device easier to spot.


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Joe Harry
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I wanted to mount a external HDD on my Ubuntu guest (VMBox) but I could not make it happen. Later I tried to share a folder between my Windows host and Ubuntu guest (Windoes 7 host and a Ubuntu 9.10 guest). Later I tried to mount the shared folder as it is metioned in the VMBox documentation, but I could not.

Following is what I did:



Any reason as to why I get this error? I already have the Guest Additions installed.
Joe Harry
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Reinstalling the Guest Additions did not help. Stuck with this issue since yesterday.
Joe Harry
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Finally made this to work. There was a name mismatch between the shared folder in windows and what I typed in the mount command (myshare)
 
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