The Backpack hard drive in question has a Fat32 partition already
setup on it. You can simply use the command to mount this type of
partition w/o changing the file system.
At 08:06 PM 8/24/2001 -0400, Kipp Cannon wrote:
>On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Tim Waugh wrote:
>> > When this procedure was followed, the command modprobe pd gave no
>> > info, it merely returned a prompt on the next line. (When this was
>> > described to M-S, the reply was that I was in X or some other
>> > GUI. (But I had logged in as root.) M-S suggested addressing my
>> > question to the Parport Mailing List.
>> > So the question is: How does one make the BPHD accessible to Linux?
>> Once you have loaded the pd module, it is just a case of mounting the
>> disk with the mount command. I expect it will be something like
>> mkdir /mnt/disk
>> mount /dev/pda /mnt/disk
>But if the disk hasn't been used before then you'll have create a
>filesystem on the drive before mounting it. When using Windows, this
>procedure is referred to as "initializing" the disk.
>The Linux utility used to make a filesystem is called "mkfs" and to
>prepare the drive for use with Linux you'll need to do something like
>mkfs -t ext2 /dev/pda
>which writes an "ext2" file system on the disk. Then you can mount it.
>HOWEVER: doing this will (i) erase any files you currently have on the
>disk and (ii) mean that the disk can only be used with Linux systems
>(until you "initialize" it again). So definitely don't do anything like
>that until you've read whatever documentation you can find on "mkfs" and
>"mount" and learned about the features offered by different file systems.
>After you've decided what your particular situation needs *then* you can
>do the above ;-).
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