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tombstone73089 (TechnicalUser) (OP)
28 Jan 11 9:17
I try to backup to an external harddrive, I enter in the proper commands, and after putting in my password is says device does not exist.

bcsadmin@FileServer: media$ ls/media/disk
bcsadmin@FileServer: media$ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/disk
[sudo] password for bcsadmin:
mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist

I'm very new to linux and have a passable understanding of what it does. Can anyone help?
KenCunningham (TechnicalUser)
28 Jan 11 9:44
Sorry, I'm not really a Linux admin, but does:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/mount-special-device-dev-sdb1-does-not-exist-760393/

help?

The internet - allowing those who don't know what they're talking about to have their say.

inforeqd (TechnicalUser)
11 Feb 11 13:23
Does /dev/sdb1 really exist??

Try doing a df -k and seeing if its there.

Also you can run fdisk on /dev/sdb and just follow the prompt to list the partition table.

My guess is that you are trying to mount something that doesn't exist physically. You may have your drives confused and it could be /dev/sdc or /dev/hdb or something along those lines. If its a usb device you could run dmesg after plugging it in. From there it should show the device that it thinks it is.

 

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