Mount Secondary Disk

1. List all available disks

fdisk -l

2. Find your secondary disk in the list.
Look for the lines like “Disk /dev/xvdc”. If the size of the disk is different than your primary that is the easiest way to determine which disk is your secondary disk. Also, usually your primary disk ends in a, such as xvda or sda.

3. Note the partitions of this disk. They’ll look something like (most Linux installs have 3 partitions – primary, extended, swap):


4. Determine the primary partition’s number (usually 1) from the list above. The file system should be “Linux”.

5. Make mount point

mkdir /mnt/external

6. Mount the appropriate partition of the disk

mount /dev/xvdc1 /mnt/external