I'm in the process of building a new Fedora machine. I use the machine for a VMWare server, the file server for the house as well as a Linux desktop for work.My current machine has a single 1.5GB hard drive. The new machine will have a mirrored RAID drive(2TB). I'm also contemplating using a smaller 250GB drive for the OS installation. I would then divide up the 2TB drive into /home and /var/lib/vmware partitions where the bulk of the data would reside.The goal is to be able to unmount the /home and /var/lib/vmware partitions when I need to upgrade the OS version with the data intact and remount them once the new install is complete.
The goal is to keep the family network file shares and my Virtual machines intact while reinstalling the new Fedora OS from scratch. In theory it should work. I just want to mak an (in)sanity check to ensure it will work in practice.
I figured I could just go in to my Kubuntu desktop and look at the drive. But it has only a lost and found and grub folder with a few files on the root named config-[version]-server (note this is a SCSI). Guessing I'm looking at the boot partition? So how do I mount the other partitions? When I do a fdisk -l I see 3 sdb 1,2,3 (2 and 3 are large, 1 is my boot partition) but when mounting them I get wrong fs type. I was sure its ext3 ( also tried 2 and 4 )? I just left the default 7.04 fs when I installed it. I'm able to put it in my desktop and my server but for the life of me I can figure out how to get at the data.
I had this all hashed out in previous versions of Fedora, but since I have moved the Mrs over to F10 this problem has come to the surface yet again.The Mrs is a strait user. She does not do command line and there is not a chance in a hot place that I could convince her to do it. Now we have her on the F10 system and we, once again, can't get her to have the right Kung Fu to be able to moun/unmount the floppy drive using the computer icon on the Gnome desktop.
What has changed and how do I get this function back for her? She uses this for business files, so this is somewhat on the urgent side.
I am attempting to install 10.10 from the iso because I have no working cdrom. I uncompressed the .iso to a ext3 partitions and put the correct entries in the menu.lst file. It starts ok. The problem occurs when I attempt to install to the hard drive. At a point I get the error,
Failed to unmount partitions The installer needs to commit changes to the partition tables, but cannot do so because partitions on the following mount points could not be unmounted./cdrom I have a choice of continue or go back. If I continue the install hangs. If I go back I cannot continue. How do I fix this problem?
I am using a live-cd version of linux and want to install it to my hard-drive but when i try to unmount it and go into qtparted, it says it is still busy so i cant perform changes. This is my result when i type "mount"
aufs on / type aufs (rw) tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755) /proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
When I try to install Kubuntu 10.04 from the live CD (ran the installer from the Live Desktop) I get this error:
I then get sent back to the partitioner after clicking continue. Nothing but the installer/live desktop is using the cdrom. How do I install it? I have also tried running the installer without the live desktop, and it still throws the same error at me.
I've installed Arch Linux onto my Western Digital SATA drive.I love it, best ever, however, I need the fglrx proprietry driver for better 3-d performace, and decided to create a new partition. I decided to install Linux Mint.Sadly, in all my noobishness, I forgot about the 4 primary partition limit (oops!) and as I have /, /home, swap, and /boot partitions (all primary) already installed, I have run into a bit of a problem.I resized my /home partition (almost 500GB) to about 225, and was then told I have over 200GB unusable space. Is it possible for me to change at least 1 of my primary partitions to logical partitions AND keep all the data intact (AND edit the arch configuration so that it'll still work) so I can install a second linux? I sincerely doubt it
I am running Fedora 12 i686. I have three hard drives in my computer with multiple partitions. Three of these partitions are mounted in /mnt by fstab. sdc10, sdb11, sdc1. all are EXT3. About four of every five startups they are mounted. One drive is ATA the other two are SATA and when they are not mounted the drive order is changed the ATA drive which should be sdc is reported by gparted as sda and the SATA drives sda and sdb.
Here is my fstab:
# # /etc/fstab # Created by anaconda on Sat Nov 21 10:57:50 2009 # # Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
When I insert an SD card in the reader, slackware creates a mount point and mounts my card volumes. On unmounting the volumes, the mount point vanishes. How do I achieve this manually?When I attempt to mount a volume using the mount command, the mount point folder must exist and the folder does not vanish on umount. Is there a way to create a mount point if it does not exist? and ensure that the folders vanish on umounting?
I am unable to mount partition in ubuntu 10.04. Icons for different partitions are not coming within "Places". Every time I have to manually mount the partition or CD or DVD and manually unmount it. Seldom it shows the partition icons within Places>Computer. Then the partitions are getting mounted upon double clicking its partition-icon. But I fail to unmount the partition as it throws the error "media/partition_name is not in the fstab (and you are not root)."
Ubuntu(9.10) does not let me the permission to mount/unmount any NTFS partition with a normal click . I have to do it by using sudo mount command like below every time.
"sudo mount /dev/sda6 /media/sda6"
and a similar command to Unmount When I try to mount using the normal click I get the following error message Error unmounting: umount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: umount: only root can unmount /dev/sda6 from /media/sda6 And a similar error for mounting This problem started when I used storage device manager(pysdm) to mount the drives I have the same problem with all the drives
I am running version 5.5. I am using Grsync to back up 2 folders to an USB external 1.5 terabyte drive. Sometimes grsync backs the folders up correctly but most of the time, I need to unmount and then mount the drive to get it to work.
I have a build-in card-reader in my notebook. When I insert a sd-card the card is mounted but as soon as I start copying the files to the harddrive, the sd-card will unmount and than mount again. Every time I start copying I have the unmount followed by a new mount. I tried with different sd-cards and I have the same problem. Card reader works fine on windows. But now I don't have windows anymore on this notebook so I need to use the card-reader on opensuse.
I have 3 u3 type flash drives, 1 Memorex and 2 Sandisk Cruzers, and one non-U3 (JDSecure).The purpose is file storage.All four work perfectly on Ubuntu 10.04 and XP.I have continual problems with the U3 devices on 11.04. Problems vary from not being able to open the flash drives causing screen to freeze until I remove the device from the hub, or I am unable to unmount the device causing the desktop to freeze until devices are removed.Sometimes I am able to access files in the flash, before the freeze.The non-U3 device works perfectly on 11.04, 10.04, and XP.Sounds like a system problem to me. I have google searched this to death, but can't find a solution.
Is there a way to allow ordinary users to mount / unmount an ntfs partition?I don't want it to be mounted automatically - I can do that. I want it to be mount / unmountable by ordinary users (possibly in a particular group).
Anybody knows how can I mount and unmount a floppy within the desktop and/or dolphin filemanager in KDE 4.1? If I run dolphin I can see a floppy icon on the left, clicking on it seems to activate a reading of the floppy, then I have to go to /media folder and click on /disk folder to display the floppy files, then if a right click on the floppy on dolphin the only option I get is to hide the floppy shortcut, there is no option for unmount the floppy. I tried to make a desktop shortcut to floppy by right clicking on the desktop folder and selecting new device floppy and entering /dev/fd0 on device location, and clicking okay. Even that does not have the unmount command when I right click on the desktop shortcut, so the floppy gets stock in mount state.
also I dont see an applet or the so called plasmanoid when I click on the plasma icon on the right of the task bar and click add widget, on kde 3.5 I have the media applet on the task bar, it worked like a charm, I give a 1000 thanks to the developer of the media applet.
Any ideas on how to mount and unmount my floppy? It is a standard internal floppy, which is connected to the standard floppy controller on the motherboard. The only way to have access to it is logging into kde 3.5 and have the media applet/widget in the taskbar, and then works like a charm, I can mount it or unmount it any time. But I would like to try the new Version 4.1.3 (KDE 4.1.3) "release 72.4" that I'm running. I believe this is the latest from the opensuse 11.1 KDE 4 STABLE repository, so I know I have the latest patches for KDE 4.
I am trying to mount an external USB hard drive. I'm using Debian Lenny 5. I tried to right-click on the hard drive and then select the mount command inside the gnome desktop environment but it gives me an error. Is there an easy way to mount and unmount this hard drive? The hard drive itself is formatted from the factory in NTFS. I'm going to leave it in this file format is a need to use it with Windows machines as well.
I've been running Linux for a year on our family computers (one desktop, one laptop and two netbooks). I've run into a problem with the encrypted ext4 partition (270GB) on a LaCie external hard drive which also has a NTFS partition (50GB) which is not encrypted . First two times I tried using the encrypted ext4 partition (from two different computers) it worked fine but now I can't access it at all. I can still access the NTFS partition.Encrypted external hard drive partition will unlock but won't mount (or unmount). The computer says "Opening 320GB Hard Disk" but after a minute says, "Unable to mount location. DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply"Disk utility (GUI for gparted I believe) states that the encrypted partition (/dev/sdb1) is unlocked and the underlying partition (/dev/dm-0) is not mounted but it has a "busy circle sign" on it that will not turn off. The NTFS partition on the same drive mounts and accesses normally.
But if I try to unmount the NTFS partition, it says: "Unable to stop drive. One or more partitions are busy on /dev/sdb"If I try to shut down the computer, it is unable to shut down because (I assume) it can't shut down that drive either. So I have to just turn off the computer.fdisk states that /dev/dm-0 doesn't have a valid partition table [full output attached]fsck suggests: "Filesystem mounted or opened exclusively by another program?"ps axuf shows some processes running on /dev/dm-0 but killinghem doesn't release the drive either. [full output attached]I checked /etc/blkid.tab (suggested in one vaguely related thread) and there's no actual file only a broken link pointing to /dev/.blkid.tab (which doesn't exist). I tried deleting this link and rebooting but that didn't change anything.when I finally gave up my data as lost, I tried to format the partition (using Disk Utility) and it refused saying, "One or more block devices are holding /dev/sdb"
I am trying to setup fstab to automatically mount my NTFS partitions. I have used various Mount managers to create the entries in fstab. The fstab seems fine, but when mounting at boot or even via Nautilus I get the error message that I do not have permission to mount the disk.
1) Can this permission be set in the fstab file? If so what is the syntax of the fstab entry?
2) If not, is there a tool i.e. GUI to set the mount permissions?
First of all: it's been more than 12 years ago since I worked with Linux, and a lot has changed in the meantime. But I considered it a challenge to install Ubuntu 9.10 and lateron upgraded to 10.04 LTS without any troubles, until now:
Except my main partition ("/") all other partitions fail to mount. All NTFS partitions from my other OS and also 2 other linux ext4 partitions I've made are not accessible anymore. and, what bothers me the most: I deleted those 2 new linux partitions in the meantime because I couldn't access them initially because Root was the owner (Duh! root is standard disabled in Ubuntu, right?). After an attempt to try to automount all partitions following the help guides I got now big grey errors on my splashscreen while booting, telling that an error occured with e.g. /media/Backup because it is missing or it cannot be mounted, with 3 options below: waiting, skipping or using a command prompt to solve this. I always choose Skip for safety.
Now if I want to see the content of all my other partitions I got a popup telling me unable to mount e.g. /media/Downloads and the message included: