UNIX – Mounting a partition in Linux

In order to mount a hard drive we need to add an entry to the file /etc/fstab. This entry will allow us to not lose our drive mounting after a system reboot.

/dev/sdb1       /mypartition       ext3    defaults        0       0

Then to action the changes run the following command,

[email protected]:/# mount -a

Finally check that the drive is now mounted.

[email protected]:/# df -h
Filesystem            Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             8.8G  3.5G  4.9G  42% /
/dev/sdb1             182G  104G   69G  61% /mypartition

Rick Donato

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