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Alright chaps. Im currently trying to mount my second IDE drive in Mandrake. The drive has all my useful software etc on it, and needs to be transferred to my new machine. If I run devfs on it the drive appears as device hdc, however, when I try to mount the drive it comes up with "mount: couldnt not mount special device hdc". I havent used linux for a while and am a little out of practise, the mount command Im using is as follows: # mount /dev/hdc /mnt/new where /mnt/new is the new directory I have created. Any ideas?

I guess you made partitions inside your second IDE drive..and you should mount them with partition name rather than /dev/hdc in one go.

so do a ...
#/sbin/fdisk /dev/hdc
and at the fdisk prompt use command "p" to see partitions.
Get out of there use command "q".
And now you should mount your partitions indivdually..Like

#mount -t <file_system_type> /dev/hdcx<1...2..3> /mnt/new

if your Hrd disk is new and you have done absolutely nothing with it..
then you should format it(for linux compatible filesystem ...ext3,ext2)
and then try to mount it..
for formatting the HRD disk you can use command.."mkfs".
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