Last night my wife's laptop running OpenSUSE appears to have had some sort of failure such that on start-up it gives a whole bunch of errors and ends up prompting for a root password to start up with read-only access to a shell.
In this read-only mode I was able to view that all of the important files appear to still be there so I want to back them up before doing anything.
I attached an external USB drive and it comes up with a message:
usb 4-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3 usb 4-3: new device found, idVendor=152d, idProduct=2338 sub 4-3: new device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=5 [...etc....] scsi3 : SCSU emulation for USB Mass Storage devices scsi 3:0:0:0: Direct-Access WDS WD25 WD-[...more hard drive info...etc.] [...etc...] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through sdb: [mac] sdb1 sdb2 sdb3 sdb4 sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
So I assume all that means is that it found the drive.
Now, I want to mount it to be able to copy files to it.
- How do I find it i /dev/
- Even if I find it, how do I mount it when I only have read-only access?
Thanks for any help here.