I have external hard drive which I used to connect via eSATA. I have edited fstab and it looks like that now: UUID=35C595D5738A319A /media/DATA ntfs auto,user,exec,suid,rw 0 0 The problem is that I can't unmount it as normal user, when do that, receive: Error unmounting: umount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: umount: only root can unmount UUID=35C595D5738A319A from /media/DATA
i don't understand this, why do you have to mount a usb or cd to use them? its such a hassle, in windows the usb/cd just works, but in linux you have to mount it, why? when ever i shutdown in linux, i am using ubuntu it says my drive didn't unmount on shutdown and it might damage my files?
I have a working installation of OpenSuse 11.2 on a 300GB eSATA drive, /dev/sdb. Note: /dev/sdb is actually an IDE drive with an eSata adapter since my mother board only has one IDE ribbon input that I use for /dev/sda and the DVDRW drive.I have a 200GB IDE drive, /dev/sda that I use as a data drive.Both drives are accessible to 11.2 and in use.I installed OpenSuse 11.3 on /dev/sda in partition sda1. The same results occur with 32 bit and 64 bit distribution. I have grub for 11.3 on the the sda1 partition and chainload to it from 11.2 grub.
The installed 11.3 system will not recognize the second drive /dev/sdb or any of its partitions. It does not show up on /var/log/messages -- it does not appear to exist.I believe this problem is with 11.3 because 11.2 recognizes both disks. Perhaps it is support of eSATA drives or the IDE to eSATA adapter that has regressed?
I have a working installation of OpenSuse 11.2 on a 300GB eSATA drive, /dev/sdb. I have a 200GB IDE drive, /dev/sda that I use as a data drive. Both drives are accessible to 11.2 and in use.
/Dev/sdb is actually an IDE drive with an eSata adapter since my mother board only has one IDE ribbon input that I use for /dev/sda and the DVDRW drive.
I chose to install OpenSuse 11.3 on /dev/sda in partition sda1. I've installed 32 bit and 64 bit with the same result. I put grub on the the sda1 partition and chainload to it from 11.2 grub. I'm cautious because OpenSuse can be troublesome during installation.
PROBLEM: The installed system will not recognize the second drive /dev/sdb or any of its partitions. It does not show up on /var/log/messages -- it does not exist!
I believe this problem is with 11.3 because 11.2 recognizes both disks. Perhaps support of eSATA drives.
I want to know if it is possible to boot Debian from an external disk connected to an esata port which is plugged in as an expresscard.
A laptop I run Linux Mint on has an expresscard adapter which I plan purchase an esata card for. This would provide 2 esata ports.
I will have another harddrive with Debian installed. I will then use an external enclosure to connect the Debian drive to the esata port. I would then add a custom grub entry to point to the drive connected via esata over the expresscard adapter.
The expresscard requires drivers : [URL] ....
Does the environment of the initial grub screen have the necessary drivers to boot from the drive attached over the esata? Is there a way to load them?
Another solution mentions using kexec (first comment under question) : [URL] ....
This seems to require the drivers having been loaded too.
I am new to Fedora 10 and encountered the following problem. I installed FC10 on an external eSATA hard drive (sdb) on my laptop which already has some other Linux distros on sda. I used a DVD that came with the Fedora 10 Bible, so I can assume that the DVD had no problems. The installation went OK and I got no error messages. I added the following lines to the menu.lst file of the distro that I use to boot all my distros.
This machine has two internal HDDs which are dedicated to Vista (ergh). For various reasons, I elected to use an external drive for the installation of Linux. When I installed Fedora, I didn't have an eSATA cable, so I installed it via USB. if I change the boot device so it boots off the USB drive, the machine apparently remaps the drive to BIOS drive 0. However, when Linux boots, it'll still be considered sdc. So far so good. However, when I plug in the eSATA cable and try to boot Linux that way, the machine will boot off the internal sda because the only available option is "Internal Hard Drive." (And yes, the eSATA is working properly.)
I obviously need to install GRUB on the first drive, and it will then let me choose between Vista and Linux. I've done this kind of thing before on other machines and haven't had to much of a problem. However, running 'grub-install /dev/sda' resulted simply in blowing away my Vista boot loader, and a Grub installation that would hang at a black screen. Which of course then resulted in a plethora of pain trying to fix it with Microsoft's deliberately pathetic engineering.What did I do wrong there? And incidentally, the external hard drive isn't always going to be hooked up, so I don't want to be dependent on it to get into Vista.
If I wanted to install Ubuntu to an external eSATA drive, how would I do that and not screw up the GRUB install on my primary internal drive? I'm guessing I would want to tell that eSATA installation to install its GRUB to the first partition on that drive rather than on my primary internal, but then.... how would I get there from the GRUB on my primary drive?I guess my problem is that the eSATA drive is not always powered up, and I'm not sure what GRUB (on the primary internal drive) would do if there was an entry pointing to a drive that wasn't there (because it's not turned on)
I have an eSata external hard drive connected to my desktop running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I searched around for some info on how to mount an eSata external hard drive and was not successful. Most of the posts were talking about stuff after the drive has been mounted.
I attached an external hard drive to an esata port, when i go to my computer to open the drive, i right click and open in a new window i get install additional software, there is no application installed that can open files of this type block device(inode/blockdevice) di you want to install one install or not do i install the software? I authenticated in dolphin saw the files and folders then unmounted but should i install the software and is it safe or just unnecessary?
Running 8.3..On 7.6 I had a automount and I was able to mount/unmount without issue. With 8.3, I can mount, but when I am in Thunar and i unmount, it gives me a permission denied.In /etc/groups I am in plugdev.
I'm running both Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows XP Home Edition. I have my hard drive partitioned with 90 GB for Windows and 60 GB for Ubuntu. Here's the problem: When I booted up Ubuntu for the first time, the Windows file system appeared as a second HDD. My dad told me that I need to make it so that drive doesn't appear or be read only or else he will be uninstalling Ubuntu because of the risk that some program will write to the Windows file system. I personally am not worried about that happening, but he clearly is. Remember, I'm brand new to Linux so please make things simple for me to under stand!
I've recently purchased a 4gb "ultra speed" flash drive. It reads and writes just fine on both my laptop and desktop. Both of which are running Ubuntu 9.04. However, when I go to unmount the drive from my desktop system, the drive icon on the desktop disappears, but it remains in the "media - File Browser".
There is one change in the file browser though. When I unmount the drive, the "eject" symbol disappears from next to the drive in the "media - File Browser" but the drive icon itself remains. The light never extinguishes on the USB drive, and when I click on the icon that remains in the File Browser, the USB drive mounts itself again and reappears on my desktop and the eject symbol reappears in the File Browser.This drive unmounts just fine from my laptop.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:0870 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6387 Alcor Micro Corp. Transcend JetFlash Flash Drive
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).
I have an external hard drive which connects to a usb port. until recently i could unmount it by right clicking on the desktop icon and selecting unmount. now when i try that it tells me that i can't because the device is not in fstab and i am not the root. i checked mtab and it had this line '/dev/sdb1 /media/usb0 msdos rw,noexec,nodev,nosuid 0 0' i changed that to '/dev/sdb1 /media/usb0 msdos user,rw,noexec,nodev,nosuid 0 0' thinking that would fix it, but it didn't. i unmounted using 'sudo umount /media/usb0' and restarted my computer and now the line in mtab reads '/dev/sdb1 /media/usb0 vfat rw,noexec,nodev,sync,noatime,nodiratime 0 0' and i still can't unmount without using the sudo umount command. i also tried adding '/dev/sdb1 /media/usb0 msdos user,rw,noexec,nodev,nosuid 0 0' to fstab and that didn't help
I am having this problem. I use an external usb hard drive with my pc running on ubuntu 11.04, If I keep the hard drive idle for a few minutes, ubuntu unmounts it. I suspect there are some options for this, so I looked into the Power Management section, but found nothing that can solve the problem.
I have thumb drive connected to a busybox box.I mounted it /opt in initialzation file. However after a while it will unmount itself because it changes its drive letter from sda1 to sdb1. How could a usb device change its drive letter by itself? How could I prevent it happening?
I accidentally unplugged my usb drive before unmounting it. In windows this is no big deal, so I'm used to that. However, I'm finding that in Kubuntu 10.04 this is a big deal. Now I can't mount any other drives unless I use the command line. Also, I can't unmount anything, even if I mount it on the command line.
What do i do? I know a reboot will fix this, but if it happens again i will be right back at this point. It should not take a full reboot just to unmount a drive. I have tried umount -l and umount -f and the terminal window just hangs.
I have external USB hard drive of 320GB(seagate sata).It works fine but, it unmount automatically after some time.In windows it works fine without any problem. also I unplug USB cable & plug it again to mount it is there any other way of mounting it after it gets unmounted.
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 think my 4GB Cruzer flash drive has got a bit corrupted as it suddenly has started mounting at /_"[ instead of something along the lines of /45C1-8FE6 (can't remember the actual number). See the gparted screenshot attached.
So I thought I'd delete the partition, reformat and relabel... but gparted won't let me do it. When it tries to unmount, I get an error message:
Actually, I just figured it out whilst writing this. I used a umount command in terminal with escape characters, specifically:
That unmounted it so that I could reformat and relabel.
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)
I have Puppy installed on an old laptop and one way or another I ended up with a file inside /usr/bin that has the Stale NFS file error. I've tried to look around for a way to fix it but all places I've looked have only been for the situation where it's on a drive you're able to unmount. At least I think they were. I certainly don't know what I'm doing well enough to know for sure. Obviously restarting the computer has been tried as well as attempting to unmount things, but I can't unmount the drive that is running the unmounting.
I use a notebook for work and require a secure place for files in case of theft. I had dev/sda6 for that purpose and I mounted it only when needed and it was encrypted with password. Due to issues with file permissions, I had to re-install the OS. This time I do not have access to the dev/hda6 drive (owned as root) and get warnings when trying to unmount or encript it.
I formatted the USB flash drive using Karmic's Format Disk utility (right-click on a volume, select "Format..."), and selected "Encrypted, compatible with Linux (FAT)" from the "Type" drop-down menu.It mounts correctly when I plug it in, and I can access the files just fine.When I unplug the Flash drive without using the 'Safely Remove Drive' option, the icon on my desktop changes its name to '2.0 GB Encrypted', instead of disappearing and unmounting like my unencrypted Flash drives do.
I would like to have encrypted Flash drive treated in the same way as my unencrypted Flash drives, which disappear and unmount when unplugged, even if the 'Remove Safely' menu option isn't used. What can I do to accomplish this?NOTES:When I plug the encrypted Flash drive in, the following line shows up in the output of 'mount'. 'secure' is the name I gave the disk during the format process:
Code: /dev/mapper/devkit-disks-luks-uuid-302db16c-c6e2-4dd9-a259-436437c76475-uid1005 on /media/secure type vfat
I have Seagate Freeagent Go 500GB external hard drive that I use for backup. I wanted to resize the partition so I used GParted to shrink the 500GB NTFS partition to 400GB. The other 100 I wanted to encrypt and use for some other more important files. For some reason, the shrink failed and I disconnected the hard drive and reconnected it. I didn't see the icon appear on the desktop. I went into the Disk Utility to discover that GParted's shrink error deleted all of the partitions on my hard drive. So I created a new 400GB NTFS partition and put back all of my files. The other 100 is unallocated currently.
It will normally mount automatically and show up on the desktop but the hard drive won't mount without me going into the Disk Utility and mounting it through there. I can't even mount it from the Terminal with root privileges. It gives me this:
sudo mount /media/My Data mount: can't find /media/My Data in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
Now, I can unmount with root privileges and I can unmount it from the Disk Utility. I can browse and edit the files within. But I can't unmount it from within Nautilus or on the desktop (the Safely Remove Drive option is not there).
The new 400GB partition also isn't detected by GParted. It just shows the whole drive as unallocated.
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.