Fedora :: Automounting Hard Drives Other Than The System Drive
Oct 5, 2009
I've installed Fedora 10 short time after it came out. Now I am having some problems unmounting thes drives on restart or shutdown. It hangs at the stage of 'unmounting file system'. I've looked into this matter and discovered that those drives are automatically mounted and shown on the Gnome file browser. As the /etc/fstab indicates, it is not mounted by it. I must have done something to have all the hard drives shown in the file browser and now Fedora seems to be unable to unmount them.
# Created by anaconda on Mon Sep 7 20:25:11 2009
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
I used to know how to access and rw other linux drives and do the fstab magic. For some reason I've lost my touch. I just want the drive to automount and have full access. I don't need a beginners tutorial on mkdir and fdisk -l. Is there a foolproof way to get my drives to do what I want? I dual boot fedora and ubuntu, but have the same issues on both.
I have researched this for a couple of days and I am not getting anywhere. My Fedora 12 install is working just fine with the standard gnome desktop. I can plug in any usb drive and it is recognized and mounted with a link on the desktop. But I want to use Fluxbox. I installed and am running FB just fine except that I can't get usb devices to be recognized and mounted.I don't need a link on the desktop but an entry in /media would be nice.
I am thoroughly confused about which method I should be using to do this simple task. I created a HAL policy for my trackpad to work. Do I need to do something similar for the usb? I have read about udev rules but they seem to be concerned with NOT mounting usb devices. I also read about autofs and thunar but it seems like there should be a much simpler approach and I have certainly missed it.
I have a SATA drive that worked fine. Then I installed two more hard drives into my system. When these hard drives are installed, if I try to access the SATA drive in Linux, it will start lightly clicking and then the drive will become unavailable. If I power on the machine without the other two hard drives then it works fine. What could be causing this to happen? I don't think it's heat because the two hard drives are far away from the SATA drive.
I upgraded to F15 and now my Plextor DVD PX-712A drive will not mount.My CD-ROM will mount fine.My optical drives kept auto closing right after opening, but I did find a solution in this fourm to that problem which was editing the sysctl.conf file.But like I mentioned I cannot get any DVD rom to mount properly. I have used disk manager and I can see the DVD drive listed.I have told disk manager to mount the DVD but I still cannot find it in Dolphin.Also, a strange problem is that in Disk Manager trying to speed test any of my optical drives fails, it says that the transfer rate is too slow to measure.
Where /dev/sda1 is actually a 80 GB hard drive. Is there anyway I can safely and easily repartition the unpartitioned space without causing a huge mess? I have a very important Oracle database on /dev/sdb1 and thus I want to be able to back it up on the second disk. I can create a partition on that drive?
I can manually mount my iPod shuffle and USB key however they wont auto mount. I cant remember when this stopped but i will admit i did move my install to a new disk. Perhaps there is a permission problem somewhere? the media folder my be incorrect? drwxr-xr-x 18 root root 4096 2010-01-09 16:34 media
The devices are listed correctly in lsusb: Bus 001 Device 008: ID 05ac:1301 Apple, Inc. iPod Shuffle 2.Gen and dmesg | tail [ 2233.640852] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off [ 2233.640858] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 64 00 00 08 [ 2233.640863] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
Even with ivmount killed, my external devices are auto-mounted (under the names of disk, disk-1, disk-2 etc in /media). This would be fine, however I always have to re-mount the drives as by default they are autmounted as read-only no matter their filesystem. Could I have another daemon automounting my drives, and if so, how do I identify it?
I do not have the gnome-desktop environment installed, but instead run Fluxbox with Rox pinboard and filer. I hated having to manually mount drives from the command line, so I installed a certain package (which I forgotten the name of) which is probably culprit. Now I know how to setup pmount, ivman and rox-pinboard to work together.
This probably isn't the best way to go about this, but I am pretty nooby. I took the hard drive with Ubuntu install and made it the second SATA drive, and then put a new SATA drive in as the first and installed Fedora on it.Now I want to access my files from the Ubuntu drive and put them on the new drive but when I try to access it, I can look at some files but the majority of them (like my music and a lot of my documents) it says that I don't have permission.Is there some way I can get to these files? I tried searching but I couldn't find anything relevant
Before I leave with a bad taste in my mouth forever from the linux communities here, I'd like to ask one more question. I've been snooping around a bit about this issue of how to automount USB Drives, have them show on the desktop in file managers like PCManFM and not have to touch fstab at all.
How do I do this? Without touching Fstab, GNOME, any other DE. I only want openbox around.Another question I also hope to answer: How do I make shortcuts in PCManFM?
I notice that in 11.2 that USB drives are not automounted anymore. There is a notification that a device is found, but I have to actually click on the notification and choose to open it with dolphin. If I do nothing, the drive is never mounted. I remember from 10.3 that it would automount the drive and put a icon on the desktop. Is there anyway to duplicate this in 11.2?
yesterday my 9.10 stopped automounting my external USB drive, and in general any pendrive I put into any USB slot. What's worse, it also does not recognise CDs put into my DVD drive. (The only update I recall doing was the official update to the "sudo" package.)
1. The USB issue.I plug in my external hard drive. Seemingly, nothing happens. No new icons appear anywhere. b) I tried gconf-editor and in apps -> nautilus -> preferences "media_automount" is set to YES. c) After searching around these forums, I even put "usb_storage" into /etc/modules
2. The DVD drive issue.I put an audio CD in the drive. Usually an 'Audio CD' icon appeared after a few seconds, but now nothing happens. There is a "cdrom0" icon visible in the explorer, but when I click it, I get the following error: Code:Unable to mount cdrom0
So, it seems that for some strange reason my Karmic stopped being able to automount any new media. Does anyone have an idea why it is so and what should I do to bring this much-needed functionality back?
What's the current best practice for automounting a remote drive for automated backup? I want to use Back in Time and maintain snapshots but it can't do that remotely so I have to mount a folder outside of Back in Time. I have used sshfs from this howto in the past and it works mostly but seems to lose connection and not reconnect a lot. [URL]. Is there a more "modern" way? NFS is horribly unreliable and dog slow for me so it's OUT unless it's changed in the last year.
Is there any performance degradation or complications that arise from having Linux installed on a separate, physical hard disk from Windows in a dual-boot setup? I have a computer that I'd like to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows but the current hard drive is quite fragmented and the Windows partitioner won't allow me to make a partition large enough to comfortably run Linux+several gigabytes of media that need to be stored. The rig, however, may have room for another internal drive, so I thought that having a separate physical disk reserved completely to Linux would be an easy solution. The tech guy at the local computer store suggested there might be difficulties with this configuration because one drive needs to be the "master" and the other a "slave", resulting in boot complications.
I have Fedora 14 installed on my main internal drive. I have one Fedora 14 and one Fedora 15 installed on two separate USB drives.When I boot into any of these drives, I can't access any of the other hard drives from the other drivesll I can, but just the boot partitions.Is there any way of mounting the other partitions so I can access the information?---------- Post added at 12:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:34 AM ----------I guess even an explanation on why I can't view them would be good too.
I've been installing/tweaking F12, and I've found something that I can't say I've ever seen or expected to find before: the contents of my ~/Documents folder has lost its permissions and ownership info. I restored it from a backup last night/this morning, and I've rebooted a few times since then. Other folders from the backup are OK, just Documents.I don't know what my options are. I could try to blow it away and restore it, but that doesn't answer what caused it. If there's a "relabel" or something, that might help... though I've never had to do it before. Could it be that after these two-and-some-change years, my hard drive is giving out? Good thing I have a recent backup... but it'd be a shame to lose all my work getting F12 to work again.
Wondering if any know of a program that I can use to make an exact image of my fedora 13 operating system and transfer it to my new hard drive. I want to upgrade the hard drive and reinstall the exact system from the original drive to my new one, without starting from scratch. Just wondering if there's a program for Fedora 13 like Norton Ghost.
What file system should I use to partition a slow and old hard drive? I know that ext2 was best for old computers which mine is not but I am using an old hard drive for extra storage and I was curious if anyone knew if using ext2 or ext4 would show any performance differences.
I installed Ubuntu a few weeks ago and now, It looks like I can't get anything to work through my USB ports. Thumb Drives, extermal hard drive, iPod.... nothing works. When I first got ubuntu, I was able to get a few things to work, but then it just stopped.
I have a 3 year old PC with 4 internal SATA ports. My old SATA hard drives, all smaller than 2TB, work fine. If I buy a 3TB SATA hard drive, will it work in Linux? Will Linux with GRUB be able boot from such a hard drive without a BIOS upgrade? With a BIOS upgrade? It's fine for me to upgrade my Linux to the newest kernel.
I currently have an Ubuntu 10.04 Server with 10 2TB hard drives (Hot Swappable). I discovered that having a software raid over 16TB is not supported, so I split the drives into 2 sections and have 2 Software Raid arrays storing my movies, audio, pictures, and other software. The total current usage is around 7TB. Since backing the files up to DVDs or even BlueRay is laughable, I am going to backup the system to 2TB hard drives probably 4 of them, the problem becomes that I can only hook one backup drive at a time into the system using a hot swap tray. Now I know that I can do this manually by copying the files one at a time to the drive until it is full, switching the drive out and repeating this, but I am hoping for an automated solution, Start backup, plug first drive in, system fills up drive, swap and repeat. Also it would be nice if the system remembered what had already been backed up so when I add files to the system, I only need to attach the last drive and not start the process over.
Our company just bought faster hard drives for our webserver. A lot of the software and services set up on this machine have had config files set up, etc.. It would take a while to rebuild it from scratch, which i may have to do. I know most config files are in /etc and i can use apt to spit out a list of installed packages.
Any tips that i may want to know to avoid any gotchas here? We need to minimize downtime, of course, and get everything up like it is now.
My questions begin with Virtual Box. I have Windows XP installed via Virtual box. Ordinarily, I hate everything about windows, but unfortunately some things related to my job I am still in need of having some access to some form of Windows. I am wanting it to recognize all of my multiple hard drives that are installed on this system, 4 of them to be exact, so that I can utilize files from all of them.
Trying to install Fedora 12 using the 6 CDs. Trying to install on an older x86 box.Problem is that when detecting my hard drive, Fedora 12 recognizes it as a sda hard drive instead of hda hard drive. I have no SCSI connected to my computer what so ever. It's an old fashion PATA Western Digital hard drive.If I proceed with the install, Fedora 12 only installs 200MB of the OS from the first CD only. No options for additional software or anything.
I have minor problem with upgrading a hard drive. I am running an old pentium lll with two hard drives. On the first hard drive I have two partitions of around 90GB each. On the first partition is installed winXP and on the second partition I have Suse 10.3, both booted by grub and living happily side by side. My second hard drive (which is formatted for windows is only 4GB.
My problem arises when I try to replace the 4GB with a 80Gb hard drive. When I disconnect the 4GB drive the system fails to boot up and complains with error 21.
I just finished a build of a new GNU/Linux boxen with openSUSE 11.2. I have a MSI Big Bang Xpower X58 motherboard which has two SATA controller chips, one is the standard Intel ICH10R chip for SATA 3.0 Gb/s and one is the Marvell 9128 chip for SATA 6.0 Gb/s. The BIOS recognizes the Western Digital Caviar Black 6.0 Gb/s drive on either SATA controller chips, /however/ I am unable to install (and boot) when the drive is connected to the Marvell controlled ports. As you can guess, I'd like to boot from the faster interface!
1. The BIOS allows me to select the Western Digital drive as a secondary boot device, so I know, at least at the BIOS level, it's there. This is true whether I have the drive connected to the Intel or Marvell ports. (The DVD drive is the primary boot device.)
2. When trying to install openSUSE 11.2 from DVD, the installer says that it can't find any hard drives on my system when I have the drive connected to the Marvell port. The installer finds the drive fine when it is connected to the Intel port.
3. I installed everything with the drive connected to the Intel port. I switched the drive to the Marvell port afterward and the system refuses to boot completely, stalling at some point where it starts to look for other filesystem partitions. This led me to conclude that perhaps the problem is with openSUSE and not hardware weirdness with the system having two separate SATA controllers?
I have a home server running from a Kubuntu install. I am using a partitioned external hard drive to store media. I have been suffering from power outages and I have discovered my external drive will not automount. How do I get my drive to mount at boot?
I am building a home server that will host a multitude of files; from mp3s to ebooks to FEA software and files. I don't know if RAID is the right thing for me. This server will have all the files that I have accumulated over the years and if the drive fails than I will be S.O.L. I have seen discussions where someone has RAID 1 setup but they don't have their drives internally (to the case), they bought 2 separate external hard drives with eSata to minimize an electrical failure to the drives. (I guess this is a good idea)I have also read about having one drive then using a second to rsync data every week. I planned on purchasing 2 enterprise hard drives of 500 MB to 1 GB but I don't have any experience with how I should handle my data
I have a problem with my hard disk...this HHD had no OS just data in some linux file system....i tired to plug it in a windows OS and backup the files....but now the HHD file systems shows RAW. Now when i plug in fedora 15 OS the HHD is not mountable. I tried to # grub-install /dev/dbc1 but it give me an error. error "Bios driver not found" What can i do to restore my file system so i can recover my data?