How do I configure my Debian installation to mount external USB drives to mount points based on the volume names of the drives? For instance, if I have a thumb drive with the volume name of "SWORDFISH," how do I have Linux mount it at /media/SWORDFISH? I'm aware that this can be setup in FSTAB, but that requires that I know the UUID of the device beforehand and that I take the time to set each external device up in FSTAB first. That does nothing for me when I have a thumb drive that has never been plugged into my computer before.
This seems to be setup by default in Ubuntu/Kubuntu, but is not working for me with a fresh installation of Debian Squeeze and KDE4. I've spent the past 2 hours Googling for a solution and have turned up nothing. UPDATE: My results are inconsistent. Sometimes Debian mounts devices to mount points based on the volume names, and other times it gives them generic mount points (e.g. /media/usb1).
I have a problem in my ubuntu 10.01 that it can't load a drive/volume in ubuntu. When I tried, it said: "Unable to mount location Error mounting: mount: /dev/sda1: can't read superblock". And when I boot my pc with 'Windows', it said : "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" under a blue screen. What can I do to solve this problem?
I didn't have Linux until the day Windows crashed on me for the gazillionth time. I was simply playing some music in Windows Media Player as the entire PC froze. No CTRL+ALT+DEL, no alt F4... so I was forced to hard-reset my computer using the ON-button. After that it never launched Windows again simply because it didn't feel like it. Now, we're not here to find out why Windows is a bitch about all this, my real problem lays somewhere else. Seeing as a lot of important files were on my Windows drive I figured I could just install Linux on the other drive and fetch the files from there. The problem is I can't. Every time I attempt to open the disk I get the following error:
Cannot mount volume. Unable to mount the volume.
Hibernated non-system partition, refused to mount. Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Operation not permitted. The NTFS partition is hibernated. resume and shutdown Windows properly, or mount the volume 'read-only' with the ro-option. Or mount the volume 'read-write' with the remove_hiberfile-option.
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /media/disk -o remove_hiberfile
I've tried both the ro-option and the remove_hiberfile but in both cases I'm given this error in the console:
Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use.
Choice 1: If you have Windows.. click on the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon in Windows task bar to shutdown Windows cleanly..
Choice 2: If you do not have Windows then you can use the 'force' option...
And thus looping me back to the first command, upon entering I will again receive the first error. Things I have tried:
- said commands or slight variants
- re-installing windows (gets stuck during installation)
- used the Ultimate Boot CD in an attempt to access and copy the files from my Windows Drive onto an external hard drive / my Linux drive
- clicking the Drive icon furiously for a period of time in hope of a different result (which obviously did not work) Seeing as I can't screw open my laptop and take the drive out I'm really hoping there is some way for me to connect to the drive from Linux and extract the files.
- most likely my Windows system files have gone corrupt and I will need a format, but I'm not willing to do that unless I'm a 100% sure there is no way for me to extract the files first. I have an Acer ASPIRE 7720G (laptop) running an Intel Core Duo T7500 and have 2 physical hard drives (each as one large partition) of 500GB, further more it has 4GB DDR2 RAM memory and a fancy graphics card.
i'm installing a Linux system just simply following guide by fellow friends comunity. Currently, my box are having 2 HDD with 35GB each capacity. Displaying in GNome (36.2 GB Encrypted Data). During installation, I'd selected :
*Remove Linux partitions on selected drives and create default layout *The "Encrypt system" option
I have installed debian recently and not able to mount any other volume except FileSystem. It says -You are not privileged to mount this volume.I have tried everything including raising the permissions of the user and changing the group to root but in vain.??
I just having to do a fresh install and get the following message to close after setting up partitions and on clicking write to disk:
Failed to mount "524M Volume" Method "Mount" with signature "ssas" on interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" doesn't exist.
Only option under message is close button. I'm using Fedora 14 xfce 32bit live CD. The install seems to carry on normally until done but then when I check the partitions I've setup I seem to only have the origonal uneditted default partitions.
I am running wheezy + xfce. When I attempt to mount any external volume in Thunar, I get a message saying "Unable to mount-- not authorized." This is problem #1. A bigger problem that I think is related is my wireless. Logged in as a normal user, I cannot connect to any wireless networks using network-manager. My wireless card is functional and I can see all the networks around me, but when I click on one to connect, nothing happens. No password prompt, nothing. Strangely, when I log in as root, wireless works flawlessly. I am a member of the netdev group.
Not sure how this came about but the box rebooted itself for some reason and refused to get past this stage. I went into grub and changed hde1 to hda1 but that did nothing. The disk is unreadable by another Debian box, it gives the error "Cannot mount volume". Also unreadable in Windows via programs such as ext2toifs or Linux Reader.
If I boot via the CD and bring up the recovery console I can browse to my data, seems all intact but cant mount a network share to move it off, also tried making a .tar of all my stuff and FTPd' it across but I only received a massive corrupted file. How to get my stuff of this drive or ideally make it boot?
I just did the minimal install with XFCE and Lenny. Doing a lot of reading of documentation and I'm trying to grab some errors and save to my usb drive, a 257M lexar (old). Anyway, I'm getting the "failed to mount" msg. Also, I tried to install texmacs and wxmaxima last night, but it somehow failed and now apt-get will not let me install anything.
I get the error:
Not using lock for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock dpkg was interrupted - run dpkg --configure -a
When I run dpkg, i get this error:
unable to access dpkg status area: read only file system
I have successfully mounted my Win7 volume and my external hard drives NTFS volume as well. However, after modifying the fstab I seem to only be getting the win7 volume to auto-mount. Below is the contents of my fstab. /dev/sdf3 is not mounting. Again, it works no problem if I manually mount it.
how to get thunar with xfce 4.6 to mount external hard drives. Thunar with xfce 4.8 uses udisk, and all external and internal hard disks show up in the sidebar.With thunar in debian squeeze, though, no internal or external hard drives show up.
I can live without internal hard drives showing up, but I'd like to be able to mount my eSATA drive automatically. So far I've been completely unsuccessful in getting an entry to show up in thunar (like when a usb flash disk or cd is inserted), so I've added an entry to fstab:
LABEL=LIBRARY /home/library ext4 noauto,defaults,users And that doesn't seem to do anything. With and without the fstab line, I get a popup saying something like "Unable to mount volume "LIBRARY". You do not have priviliges to mount LIBRARY."
Everything else seems to mount fine. It's just that thunar/hal/whatever thinks that my eSATA drive is an "internal" hard drive and so doesn't treat it as removable.ALL of my drives, internal and eSATA, show up in the gtk "places" menu that is used in file-roller, iceweasel, etc. If I could find a way to get thunar to do this (like it can wtih xfce 4.8 and udisks) that would be GREAT.
EDIT: I also wanted to add that they show up in pcmanfm, but it also tells me "Not authorized" when I try to mount them.
After having problems with lxde crashing while running Jessie, and re-installing Wheezy, I am not able to mount my WinXP drive. In the past I was able to run pcmanfm and mount the drive from there. It would ask for my root password and then would mount the drive. Now, however, when I click on the drive icon it gives me an error message saying authentication required.
One thing is that when I installed Wheezy I had the WinXP drive disconnected so as to not inadvertently install Wheezy on the wrong drive (I have two identical drives). After installing I connected the WinXP drive and then did a grub update. I can boot either drive, as expected, but I can not mount the WinXP drive from pcmanfm. Do I need to change the Policykit?
I've just made the switch from Ubuntu to Debian Squeeze and am having trouble connecting external media (be it a USB stick or an ext HD). The error I am getting when I connect anything via usb is the following:
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.
I'm running squeeze (last updated today), and everything has been working great. There is only thing that would simplify my life minutely..Anybody know how can I have the volume buttons on my laptop change the "pcm" channel volume rather than "master"? If they could control pcm, then I could adjust the volume coming out of my headphones or my computer speaker (both controlled by pcm, but not master...seems strange to me) with just one click.I tried to find this info online, but all results seem to refer to an older version. The simple "click here, set this" solution no longer is possible.
Debian Squeeze 6.0.0 on a Thinkpad T43, sound volume is not synchronized between the laptop volume buttons and GNOME's Volume Applet. So if I turn the volume all the way down with the physical buttons, the volume applet may still indicate 75%.I did not have this problem in Debian Lenny. Pressing the volume buttons used to show a volume bar on the screen, as did pressing the mute button.
HP 210 Mini Fedora 14 xfce 184.108.40.206-83.fc14.x86_64
I have inserted my handy drive. However, when I right click and select unmount I get the following message:
An application is preventing the volume "New Volume" from being unmounted
So I try from the command line:
And I get the following message:
umount: /media/New Volume: device is busy.
All I have done is copied some files to my handy drive. So I am not sure what process is keeping my handy drive busy.Is there any command that I can use to see what process of anything else is using the handy drive?
I'm trying to mount an LVM2 volume, but all the instructions I see online say to mount the Volume Group, such as 'mkdir -p /mnt/VolGroup00/LogVol00'but I don't know how to figure out the name of it. I see the drive in Palimpsest, and that's all the info I know.
I have three partitions in my disk (Ubuntu, Debian, and Home).
When booting from Ubuntu I can perfectly get access to Debian partition and home partition. But when I try to access Ubuntu or home partition from Debian I receive this message: "Cannot mount volume. You are not privileged to mount this volume."
I have a Dell VOSTRO laptop that I use for windows Vista. I have an old disk drive that I put into a USB case and now I want to use that for a Debian system. I do not want to install grub on my laptops HDD, if I do I need to have the USB HDD plugged in everytime I boot and i find that a real pain. I installed Debian on the USB drive with no problem and when it asked where I wanted to install GRUB I picked the USB drive ( I think ). Now when I interupt the boot and tell it to boot from the USB drive grub comes up with the correct menu but when I pick Debian I get the following messages:
Booting 'Debian GNU/Linux Kernel 2.6.26-2-amd64' root (hd1,0) Filesystem type unknown partition type 0xde kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-amd64 root=/dev/sdb1 ro quiet Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition