Ubuntu: Mount The Drive From Command Line

I‘m new to Ubuntu Linux. How do I mount the hard disk drive from command line?

You need to use the mount command. # Open a command-line terminal (select Applications > Accessories > Terminal), and then type the following command to mount /dev/sdb1 at /media/newhd/. You need to create a mount point using the mkdir command. This will be the location from which you will access the /dev/sdb1 drive.
$ sudo mkdir /media/newhd
To mount the drive, enter:
$ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/newhd
$ df -H

To view files cd to /media/newhd, enter:
$ cd /media/newhd
$ ls -l

A Note About Automatic Mount At Boot Time

You need to edit /etc/fstab file, enter:
$ sudo vi /etc/fstab
Add the following line for ext3 file system:

/dev/sdb1    /media/newhd   ext3    defaults     0        2

Add the following line for Windows FAT32 file system:

/dev/sdb1    /media/windowshd   vfat    defaults     0        2

Save and close the file.

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