Greg Peckory Greg Peckory - 5 months ago 11
Linux Question

Can't mount removable drive after formatting to ext

I'm trying to install Crouton on a USB Stick for Chrome OS.


Procedure


First thing I did was unmounted:

sudo umount /dev/sda1


Then I formatted to ext:

sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1


Then I try to mount again by running the command:

sudo mount /dev/sda1



Error


mount: can't find /dev/sda1 in /etc/fstab

Answer

I dont know what Linux flavour you're using.

Mount appeared to fail and looked in the fstab file (/etc/fstab )for mounting options.

you could try.

~]# mkdir /mount/point
~]# mount -t ext4 /dev/device /mount/point

OR

To mount permanently add to fstab. Ref /etc/fstab overview

All the best