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pulling my hair out! (Cant mount drive debian 10)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

okay this is stupid, and it should not be an issue. I set up a new debian 10 server, I'm litterally logged in as root now. (I know bad etc. but its an isolated network and this is just a test/proof of concept so I can show my boss what FogServer can do)


I have the main 500GB drive that I installed on. then a 1TB and a 2TB drive that will be used for backup/image storage. I entered

mkdir media

mkdir media/images

mount -t auto /dev/sdc1 media/images

media/images does not exist


the hell it doesn't I just made it! for reference here is the out put of lsblk

sda      8:0    0 465.8G  0 disk
├─sda1   8:1    0 457.9G  0 part /
├─sda2   8:2    0     1K  0 part
└─sda5   8:5    0   7.9G  0 part [SWAP]
sdb      8:16   0 931.5G  0 disk
└─sdb1   8:17   0 931.5G  0 part
sdc      8:32   0   1.8T  0 disk
└─sdc1   8:33   0   1.8T  0 part
sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom

And the output of fdisk -l

fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sdb: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Disk model: ST1000DM003-1SB1
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xe0f0b244

Device     Boot Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1        2048 1953523711 1953521664 931.5G 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Disk model: ST500DM002-1BC14
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x73e76b07

Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *         2048 960186367 960184320 457.9G 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       960188414 976771071  16582658   7.9G  5 Extended
/dev/sda5       960188416 976771071  16582656   7.9G 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdc: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
Disk model: ST2000DL003-9VT1
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x0008a40d

Device     Boot Start        End    Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdc1        2048 3907028991 3907026944  1.8T 83 Linux

what am I missing? this has to be some thing easy that I am just blanking out on right?


i deleted the dirs and started over, remade the dirs, and tried to mount again

mount dev/sdc1 media/images
mount: /root/media/images: special device dev/sdc1 does not exist.

this is what I get now.

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(I didn't read most of op)

remember, dev and media is in / so, 


mount /dev/sdc1 /media/images


# cat /dev/zero > /dev/sda
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52 minutes ago, DavidKalinowski said:

this is what I get now.

Double check your commands

mount dev/sdc1 media/images

you forgot the first / in /dev/sdc1 so it's looking for it in your working directory.

mount /dev/sdc1 media/images

should work but you should get in the habit of typing out full paths for things like this or, at least, use tab autocompletion to check if the paths you're typing actually exist.

...is there a question here? 🤔

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