Slackware :: Reading Cdrom And External Drive In Dolphin?

Jun 12, 2010

I inserted a disc and tried to access it through Dolphin. It shows up in the directory explorer thing as a disc and with the disc name, but it has a little / thing in the bottom corner of the icon, and when I try to access it, it gives me this long error on the bottom of the file area (can't remember what all it said, something about 'harvey' and being unable to find the directory in /etc/fstab). The same thing happened with an external drive, which seemed to work fine before but now has the same problem.

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Debian :: Reading An External NTFS USB Drive?

Feb 1, 2010

I've installed libfuse2 and ntfs-3g. Now when I reboot, the drive shows up in fdisk. In Gnome File system, the folder shows up in /media as /media/Storage. I didn't issue the mount command, it went there automatically. In terminal, I can access Storage and read/write to files on it. BUT, if I double-click the folder in Gnome, I get a brief glimpse of all the folders in Storage, then they disappear and the drive unmounts. The desktop icon goes away, and I can't see it when I issue sudo fdisk -l. I can get it back with a reboot. I've tried an entry in /etc/fstab, but that makes no difference. I didn't find anything specific to address this on this forum or after Googling.

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Ubuntu :: Nautilus Crashes When Reading External Hard Drive?

Jan 12, 2010

Earlier tonight my computer froze when I was moving some folders on an external hard drive (ntfs) and I had to manually shut down. Now nautilus crashes whenever I try to access the drive, although if I open nautilus as root it works fine.

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Slackware :: Can't Format External Drive?

Jan 9, 2010

I put a larger drive in my netbook and stuck the old in an external USB enclosure so I could use it for backups. It had three partitions on it, ntfs and linux so I deleted all the partitions and created one big linux partition. Every time I write and exit fdisk the removable disk utility in KDE pops up and says ntfs drive. If I ignore it and try to formatit wants to use ntfs, if I fsck.ext3 it saysThe superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2filesystem. If the deviceis valid and it really contains an ext2filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblockis corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:e2fsck -b 8193 <device>2fsck -b 8193 doesn't work either.It seems like its caching something, I can print the partition table and see the one linux partition I created.

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders


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General :: Install Slackware To An External Hard Drive

Oct 21, 2010

I recently had a laptop die on me. I, of course, then to recover the hard drive. I wanted to install slackware to a partition on my drive, so I can have a linux distro with me( also I have a FAT32 partition for shared space) I have a Slackware 13.1 disk one (which i need, since I don't need a graphical environment or anything), and proceedd to follow setup program. I have a 5GB '/' partition, a 10GB '/home' partition, and a 2GB swap partition. My ROOT partition is bootable. The setup program seemed to complete succesfully, but it won't boot. When I choose to boot from my hard drive (in the bios), it reverts to the slackware disk, if present, or the standard windows drive.

I installed LILO to the superblock of my external, because according to the setup the MBR option installs to "The MBR of your first hard drive", and I wasn't sure if that was right, since my first hard drive is my windows one. Since i'm not even seeing LILO, I think it has to do with installing to the superblock. I want to be able to boot a basic linux distro if needed from whatever computer I want. I'm not sure if slackware was the right choice, but it was one that I had worked with installing before, and knewthat you didn't necasarraly have to instal all the graphics stuff. I just want a shell. Sorry if my question sounds retarted, I'm new to the whole "Multiple drives, and operating systems" thing

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Slackware :: Device Notifier Not Listing 2nd External Usb Drive?

Aug 22, 2010

kde 4.3.4 kernel Have Seagate 500GB (fuseblk) external usb drive that gets listed in the "Devices recently plugged in, pop-up panel" but a Verbatim 1.5TB does not. I have to mount it manually as ntfs volume.

eg bash-3.1# mount /dev/sdd1 /verbatim

/dev/sdc1 fuseblk 4.0G 598M 3.5G 15% /media/Free-4GB
/dev/sdd1 ntfs 1.4T 401G 997G 29% /verbatim
/dev/sdc2 fuseblk 462G 409G 54G 89% /media/FreeAgentDrive

When I boot using the Mint distro on same PC both ext usb drives are automounted. Looking for pointers as to why the 1.5TB verbatim disk does not automount.

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Slackware :: Xfce Automount Luks Lvm External Drive

Apr 5, 2011

I have a luks-encrypted external drive with lvm on top. When I plug it in xfce prompts me (twice as usual) for the encryption phrase. Then, unlike when I have a regular file system on top and it automounts, I need to activate the volumes and manually mount. Is there a way to make these steps happen automatically?

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Slackware :: External USB Hard Drive Auto-mounting Error

Nov 29, 2009

Just installed Slackware 13 this morning. It's been a long time since I last tried Linux, but Slack works (a lot easier than Slack 8 did back when I last used it!) quite well. I'm using the XFCE desktop and it's smooth as silk except for one odd problem-I cannot get any of my USB drives to mount. I just plugged in my Lexar 4GB USB flash drive and received an error message. Here's from /var/log/messages from when I initally plugged in the drive (I have a 500GB WD MyBook USB external drive that is always plugged in):

Any ideas or suggestions of what to look at? I'm not familiar with HAL in Linux although I've seen plenty of discussion about it and have an idea of what it's supposed to (or break! ).

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Slackware :: Lost Over 300gb Of Files Due To External Hard Drive Crashing?

Oct 1, 2010

I just lost over 300gb of files due to my external hard drive crashing.There was an error with the files system.I tried formatting on Slackware but cfdisk didn't work for me.I'm looking for something much easier with a GUI or something similar to the Disk Utility that you get in Ubuntu.And also which format do I format my external harddrive to?Something even more stable than ext4 or ntfs? Cause I do not want my external hard drive to crash again.

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CentOS 5 Hardware :: Change CDROM Drive To DVD Drive?

Mar 31, 2009

I exchanged my CDROM drive for DVD drive. The DVD is recognized in the BIOS (will boot to DVD install disc) and in CentOS 5.2 (when I list the hardware), but CentOS must still think it's a CDROM drive. When I run VLC in a terminal it kicks back these errors code...

I think this means that "hdc" is linked to a CDROM configuration somewhere, but I don't know where to find it to change it (or out it). It also appears thee is no DVD module loading. (Of course, I could be making poor guesses.)

I thought there might be something in the fstab, but it doesn't appear there is anything there (for the CDROM or DVD drive)?

Is there somewhere else I should be looking? /dev/*** ?

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OpenSUSE :: Desktop Freezes When Using Dolphin On A External HDD?

Aug 16, 2010

I'm currently on openSUSE 11.2 and whenever I open my external HDD with Dolphin, it freezes/crashes my desktop .I can't touch anything on my desktop but in the dolphin window everything is fine.

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Ubuntu :: Broken Path To External HDD In Dolphin?

Dec 11, 2010

I did a backup to an external drive without mounting it so it crammed my root partition to the brim. No worries, some kind soul on here helped me out of that pickle by pointing me to where that partial backup ended up.

However Dolphin now mounts my external as "John Doe 500gb -1." "John Doe 500gb" still exists in Dolphin and I cannot find a way to blow it out so my backup paths are inaccurate as they are not looking for the "-1." Consequently Luckybackup just dumps the backup right back into the root again.

To resuscitate my root partition, I was able to delete files from inside the "JD 500gb" but I cannot delete directories or the whole thing altogether. I tried going into system settings and "forget" it as a drive but that was not the right animal for the job as it doesn't clear Dolphin. I guess I could just rename the drive and make new backup paths but I'd like to learn how to fix the problem instead of a workaround. I did search the net and this forum because I figured it was a common question but couldn't find the right search parameters to get an answer.

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Fedora Installation :: FC12 Via USB CDROM In External Enclosure - No Devices Found

Feb 3, 2010

Why is it that FC6 installs just fine from a USB CDROM in an external enclosure but FC12 boots from the CD asks to install or upgrade an existing system but then stops at no devices found and wants the install path for the install image? It appears to see the CDROM, boots then looses its mind and forgets a CDROM was attached.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Play And See CDROM With Files In CDA Format Through External USB DVD / CD Player

May 4, 2010

I can play a CD which has music files as .CDA files, if I put it in the internally mounted CD/DVD player. I can see the contents of the CD with Dolphin (or Konquror) and play it using Kaffeine. However, as soon as put the same CD in an external DVD/CD player, I cannot see it with Dolphin (or Konqueror). Nor can I play it Kaffeine (although, strangely, I can play it with VLC player). My system just cannot mount that CD, it remains invisible to the system (excepting for the VLC player or the K3b). For CD with mp3 files or DATA files there is no problem at all.

How can I play and see CDROM with files in CDA format through an external USB DVD/CD player in the same way as I can see it when put in the internal DVD/CD player?

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Slackware :: Can't Find Cdrom On 13.1?

Oct 19, 2010

music players can't find the cd player on slackware 13.1.system still works with 13.0. With 13.1 I can boot off the CD.tried mounting a data cd with (as root) mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom and replacing sr0 with anything I could think of but kept getting message that the device did not exist.

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Slackware :: Can't Mount Cdrom / What To Do?

Mar 5, 2010

I can't mount my cdrom drive
here is my /etc/fstab file(no i did not comment out /dev/cdrom) code...

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Ubuntu :: Cdrom Drive Not Mounted In 9.10?

May 1, 2010

My cdrom drive was working until yesterday it didn't mount at all. It said 'special device /dev/scd0 does not exist'. I went and checked in BIOS and the CD rom was not identified there as well I would like to know if there is a workaround for this problem. I am using an ACER aspire 4520 laptop with only ubuntu 9.10 on i

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Software :: Ubuntu Installed On External Hard Drive, Can't Startup Without External Hard Drive?

Jan 14, 2009

I have 2 ubuntu's: 1 on my ineternal hard drive, 1 on my external

When I startup without my ext drive =>GRUB error 21.

And when I plug it in I can choose: the standard ubuntu kernel is the one on my external, and the original one is listed under other...

I'd like to be able to startup without external hard drive and make the ubuntu on my internal drve the standard.

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Slackware :: Dolphin Keeps Freezing With KDE 4.2.3+

Jan 10, 2010

I've been ignoring this problem for about a week but its getting on my last nerve. Dolphin keeps freezing for about 20 seconds when ever I try to move or open files sometimes, It will just sit there and then once it returns it will very quickly execute my command. It seems im not the only one having this issue [url]
I still can't seem to find a fix. I'm running the most recent current BTW

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Slackware :: Mounting Pendrive And Cdrom Automatically?

Jan 23, 2010

It i plug the pendrive or insert cd to cdrom it will be automatically mounted. How would i do this?

I don't want to mount these manually from terminal.

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Fedora :: No Kernel Uevents For Cdrom Drive?

May 17, 2011

I am running Fedora 14 and have a problem where I am not getting any kernel uevents for the cdrom drive.

This only happens if I do an install without the X Windows (Gnome). Also if I install CentOS 5.5 without any X Windows I do get the uevents for the cd drive.

So the problem is occuring when doing a minimal install (with Base packages and a few others) on Fedora 14.

I am running in vmware workstation 7, but I have also tried to install this without vmware on a seperate pc with the same results.

One slightly strange thing is that Fedora with X Windows detects the cd drive as VMware_IDE_CDR10 and Fedora without X Windows as CDDVDW_SH-S223L (which it really is).

I am using "udevadm monitor" to watch udev events, and "udevadm info --query=property --name=/dev/cdrom" to get the cdrom details.

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Software :: CDROM-drive Is Not Recognized By Ubuntu?

Apr 26, 2011

I recently did a fresh Maverick install on my old Medion laptop (MD 42200), and a problem occurred.

The problem is that the CDROM-drive is not recognized by Ubuntu. There is no icon on the desktop when I insert a disc, and I can̈́'t find it in either /media, /cdrom or /dev.

I can see it in the standard Disc Tool program, where it is listed as being located in /dev/sr0, and it is visible in a downloaded Device Manager.

What can I do to access my CDs?

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Slackware :: Dolphin Crashes And Dbus

Oct 6, 2010

I am running 64-bit current. I have not identified which update started the Dolphin crashes, but it recently has been happening very often, usually within a few seconds of starting it, but not always.

Googling suggested that it might be a dbus issue, so I rolled my own package using dbus-1.4.0 and the slackbuild from the 64 bit current source.

Dolphin has been rock solid since. I noticed that there was an 'allow root globally' patch which I commented out. I am guessing that this may affect applications that I have not used yet or the issue has been fixed in version 1.4.

I have not seen any evidence that other current users have had this problem, but maybe Robby would consider an upgrade?

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Slackware :: How To Run Dolphin / Konqueror As Root

Feb 25, 2010

I have been using KDE4 for some time now as a test and have noticed what at first seems to be a major omission. There is no way to run dolphin or konqueror as root. Old style KDE3 in SLackware 12 had the "root konqueror" option, (or whatever it was named in the KDE menus), but KDE4 doesn't have this. I tried adding a new menu itme in KDE4 to run dolphin as root but it had odd errors about "could not start process" and "could not to talk to klauncher" - it would not display any files from my directory. Konqueror had similar odd problems - something about klauncher and Dbus server. This is a pain as there are sometimes files I wish to move/delete which I need to be root to do and it would be nice to have a gui to do this.

Anyone got any quick ways (from KDE) of achieving this or setting up a KDE menu item to run a file manager (dolphin/konqueror) as root ? I don't always want to have to run "su -c mc" in a terminal to do admin stuff in the filesystem and I don't want to run KDE as root.

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Slackware :: 13.37 - Strange Happenings In Dolphin

May 13, 2011

My slackware 13.37 64 with 4 gig ram , has a strange thing in dolphin. My machine runs very well with kDE4.6.1 from alien and no other problems. When I copy files to a folder it does not show , I have to close dolphin and reopen to see those files. If I click on a compressed file and select extract folder here it does the same.

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Slackware :: Does The 'SlackDVD' Appear In Dolphin But Not In Ls /media?

Feb 7, 2011

I have set System Settings --> Advanced --> Removable Devices to 'Enable automatic mounting of removable media' --> 'Mount all removable media at login' and 'Automatically mount all removable media when attached'.

But, the SlackDVD does not appear in ls /media until after I double-click the 'SlackDVD' in Dolphin.

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Software :: Drive Not Showing Up In Dolphin?

May 27, 2010

I just added a new drive, formatted it, and everything is ready. except that it does not show up under "places" in dolphin. Removable drives show up almost instantly, and same with all my other useful partitions*, but not this one. I can add a link to the folder it is mounted in, but that is just not the same...

is there something I need to do to fix this?

*(swap are not usable partitions)

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Debian Installation :: Can't Open CDROM Drive While Installing VM 7.6

Oct 9, 2014

VirtualBox 4.3.14
Windows 7
Debian 7.6

I'm trying to create a new VM with Debian 7.6. I downloaded the 3 install iso discs and tried to install. When I begin the installation it seems to take control of the CDROM and I am no longer able to eject it by either pressing the eject button or trying to eject through Windows. The installation goes fine until it asks if I have any other discs to install (which I do ... I have 2 more). At this point I say "Yes" but I cannot get the CDROM to open up at all since it doesn't automatically eject for another disc and as I mentioned before ... I can't do it manually or in Windows.

- I cannot do an installation over the internet because this is a government computer which is requires to be hooked to a government network. There are certain certificates required to access the network which are not available to my newly made (or in the process of making) Linux system but rather only to my host Windows system.
- I cannot use a newer version of VirtualBox because that opens up a whole new set of issues dealing with WinVerifyTrust getting CERT_E_REVOCATION_FAILURE most likely due to our symantec security software.

So my Storage Settings in VirtualBox are as follows for my CDROM drive:
- Controller: IDE Controller
- Type: PIIX4
- "Use Host I/O Cache" is checked
- Host Drive D:
- CD/DVD Drive: IDE Secondary Master
- "Passthrough" is checked

I cannot install the Debian 7.6 OS because I cannot eject each disc and put in the next disc. The only way I can eject the disc is if I reboot my entire system (host windows system) which obviously leaves me at an unfinished point in my install and therefore I have to restart the install and end up right where I was 30 minutes earlier.

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Debian Hardware :: New Desktop With Old Hard Drive - No More CDROM / DVD

Feb 28, 2016

The CDROM/DVD drive in the new computer was defective. Everything is working now.

My ancient Dell desktop finally kicked the bucket but the hard drive was relatively new (less than a year old).So I replaced that old desktop with a new desktop (not Dell this time) and decided to just plug in the old hard drive - to see what happens.Well, I was pleasantly surprised when Debian booted up and executed as normal (ok then, ALMOST normal)!

The problem is that the CDROM/DVD-RW is not recognized.For example, I have an audio CD in it, but neither file managers or multimedia players can see it (where 'it' is either the CD itself or the CDROM device).

I've tried GUI applications like mplayer, kplayer, Vlc, dolphin, pcmanfm; and I've tried the command line as well (bash).Short of doing a complete reinstall of Debian, is there a way to get it to recognize this 'new' hardware?

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Debian Hardware :: Squeeze Not Mounting Dvd Drive Or Cdrom?

Mar 6, 2010

just installed squeeze today, all went well but when I put a cdrom or dvd disc in it will not auto mount.. have to manually mount them from terminal. I've looked a /ect/fstab and do not see any problems there. Anyone else run into this problem on a squeeze install and fixed it?

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