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Linux Raspberry pi not mounting external USB HDD

Discussion in 'Software' started by Cerberus90, 6 Feb 2021.

  1. Cerberus90

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    I'm having a bit of trouble getting my WD MyBook Duo to mount on my Pi.

    I've successfully mounted a 256GB USB stick but this 4TB enclosure doesn't seem to want to mount and I'm not getting any errors.

    I can see the drive and partitions in lsblk
    sda2 exfat 3.7T which is all correct.
    I've got my mount point setup at /media/exfat and I mounted the USB stick there and it worked fine.

    When I try to mount with
    sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sda2 /media/exfat

    I get the line FUSE exfat 1.3.0 (just like with the USB stick)

    but then the drive still isn't showing in df -h and if I ls /media/exfat it's empty.


    I'm assuming that because the Duo is powered by a mains brick, it doesn't need a powered USB hub, it's whirring away and the lights working and I can see it so I assume that's ok.


    Any ideas?



    *EDIT*
    Tried using a powered USB hub and it didn't show up anywhere. Unfortunately, now I've plugged it straight into the pi it's still not showing up.
     
    Last edited: 6 Feb 2021
  2. Cerberus90

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    And now it's mounted for no apparent reason., haven't done anything different and it's gone straight on.
     

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