Windows 10: [WSL] No option to mount external HDD with eOS 5.1

Discus and support [WSL] No option to mount external HDD with eOS 5.1 in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; This is my first attempt at WSL. I want to be able to use my files from Linux in Windows. I have 2 questions: 1) When I do wsl --help, I can't see the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/My-Uncle-Touched-Me, Sep 16, 2020 at 11:37 AM.

  1. [WSL] No option to mount external HDD with eOS 5.1


    This is my first attempt at WSL. I want to be able to use my files from Linux in Windows. I have 2 questions:

    1) When I do wsl --help, I can't see the option for --mount, which is shown here. When I run the command for mount, it just shows me the list of available commands and --mount isn't one of them.

    2) How can I check my WSL version? When I do wsl --set-default-version 2, it shows For information on key differences with WSL 2 please visit https://aka.ms/wsl2. I updated kernel from .msi package.

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    /u/My-Uncle-Touched-Me, Sep 16, 2020 at 11:37 AM
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  2. Drive not mounted

    Hi John,



    Welcome to Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.



    I’m sorry to know that WD passport and
    Seagate Free Agent Goflex Desk drive not mounted in the event window. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you and I will be happy to assist you.

    Please provide us the following information, to assist you further.

    • As you are able to find the drivers in device manager, are you able to find the drivers in Disk management also?
    Please refer the suggestions given by
    Imran Chand in the below link and check if that helps.

    External HDD will not mount on one machine

    Please let us know, if you need any further help and we would be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Vijaya Kumari 1, Sep 16, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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  3. jimbo45 Win User
    External HDD needs format

    Hi there @menu

    from Windows command mode

    1) Diskpart
    2) list Disk
    3) select disk <disk4> I think it would be in your case
    4) clean
    5) convert gpt (optional step but I prefer gpt HDD's these days even just for data disks)
    6) create partition primary
    7) format fs=ntfs quick
    8) assign
    9) exit

    now you should have HDD ready for use and assigned a disk letter.

    you don't need to create an efi partition for this disk either.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
  4. [WSL] No option to mount external HDD with eOS 5.1

    Accidentally Converted External Hard Drive to "ESD-USB"

    I can help you:

    1. Press Windows Key+R

    2. Type 'cmd'

    3. type 'diskpart'

    4. type 'list disk'

    5. find your external HDD in the list

    6. type 'select disk (what ever the disk number is for the external HDD)

    7. type clean

    8. open Disk Management

    9. right click the external HDD

    10. click 'New Partition'

    11. Complete the steps
     
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