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How do I mount a partition in Ubuntu?

I need a simple, easy to understand explanation of how to mount a Windows formatted partition in Ubuntu.

You see, a couple years ago I tried installing Ubuntu on my home PC. Didn't realize the external 2 TB drive, Sahn-Kusahn1 (formerly Alexandria), was plugged in. Didn't notice the program was trying to install Ubuntu on the 2 TB drive at first; don't know how long it was doing that before I was able to cancel. None of the files were damaged, but there was now this several hundred GIG partition that was no longer accessible. Having no backup drive (I know, I know, but I am poor), I couldn't have Brooke fix this.

Just a week or so ago, since we were getting to the point where there was so little room left on the main partition that I was having to delete unimportant stuff to make room, Brooke decided to try formatting the inaccessible partition to Windows. She did, and now on Windows it comes up under another drive letter, so I named it Kusahn.

When I started having problems on Sahn-Kusahn, where it was refusing to let me delete stuff no matter what Brooke and I did to it, I tried it in Ubuntu. That worked, but Kusahn (the smaller partition) did not come up.

Tried searching on Google about how to mount partitions in Ubuntu, and all I can find is endless pages of technobabble I can't fucking understand.

Hence the need for a simple how-to.

1 = In Trai'Pahg'Nan'Nog, "Kusahn" means "Library." "Sahn-Kusahn" means "Great Library." And I named my Nook "Piik-Kusahn" [peek koo sawn], meaning "Small Library." I got the name "Sahn-Kusahn," though, from the Sahn-Kusahn, the rather uninspired name of the largest library on Traipah.

This was cross-posted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1153616.html
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kengr
Jul. 27th, 2013 05:21 pm (UTC)
Fay, *mounting* a partition is easy. Go to the command line and type "mount [name]"

The problem is how to find out what the name *is*. Probably /dev/something. but finding that "something" is the "hard" part. Getting a list of partitions is probably easy as well. I just don't know how.

fayanora
Jul. 29th, 2013 02:22 am (UTC)
I looked up, copied, and saved the info for how to list partitions. I shall try it when I get home.
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