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How to mount the hard drive?

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Hello,

I don't want to format them I just want to mount them?

How do we mount hard drives ?

Please provide detail instructions

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man mount

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what is man mount?
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it is what you type to get detail instructions
What distribution of linux are you using?  The newer distributions do it largely automatically, the old ones require the 'mount' command.   Despite the short, to the point, and mostly useless comment by ozo, we would need more information.

Here's what will help:  

Distribution of Linux:  Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Mandriva, RedHat, Slackware, Knoppix, Linspire, SuSE, etc
Type of hard drive.   Internal, external, flash memory stick?  
How are you trying to connect this - is it plugged into the computer?  
Also,  is this the hard drive on which the operating system is installed? (If so, it's already mounted for you).

However;  

In KDE under Knoppix or Kubuntu, when a drive is connected, it normally shows up on the desktop as an unmounted icon.  If you double click on it, it opens Konqueror (file browser) to the root of the drive in question.

More information, please?
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You first have to tell us what filesystems the drive is currently formatted in. Then you need to know what device it is connected to (IDE interface, channel 1 or 2, master or slave, SATA and which port, SCSI and which SCSI ID, USB or Firewire etc...).
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