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 just upgraded to Mythbuntu 10.04 (no fresh installation) and I don't know why but my external eSata drive is no more automatically mounted.The XFCE4 config is set to automount hotpluggable and external drives but nothing happens.The eSata drive is neither automounted when switched on before booting nor when switched on while the system is running.I'm not sure, but it's possible that it worked once or twice after the upgrade. Now, it's dead - I have to mount it all manually.With 9.10 it worked like charm.It's our HTPC and my wife is already making jokes again about her nerd-husband always needing to upgrade a perfectly running system.
My Motherboard has 4 SATA ports on it, Is there a way short of buying an expensive RAID card to add more SATA drives and do a software raid still? What about getting an external 8-bay eSATA enclosure and putting drives in it? Will the OS see this and software raid? (linux)
How can I get opensuse 11.2 to automount sd cards? Until recently I had SD card reader of my laptop turned off in BIOS, now I turned it on and hardware wise it is working fine (I can mount SD cards manually) - but how can I get opensuse to mount the cards automatically upon insertion? (is working for other media) It probably something trivial, but I missed it...
Is there a way to set up your system (running CLI only, no X) to automount flash drives? I know how to mount them manually, but I'd really like it if there was a way to just have the system do it automatically when I plug the drive in so I don't have to do it myself every time.
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 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 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'm running KDE in Jessie and also have Gnome installed. When I connect a usb drive it gets mounted at /media/username/disklabel. I would like to have it mounted at /media/disklabel which is how it worked in Wheezy. How can I make that change?
I recently upgraded to Fedora 11 because an update broke my X server. In Fedora 10 ntfs-3g automounted all of my devices in gnome but now it doesn't. Is there a way to fix this, other than editing /etc/fstab with a line for every partition?
I`ve installed openbox with Thunar and now I have problem with automount function. thunar-volman is installed, volume management in thunar is on, thunar --daemon $ is written in autostart.sh . But automount is not working.
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?
I just made a fresh install of OpenSUSE 11.4-Tumbleweed and have the latest updates. However fstab lines I've used in the past are not working.
Here's an example of two: //IPADDRESS/share /home/user/mount cifs credentials=/home/user/.scripts/.creds,_netdev,uid=client_user,gid=users 0 0 //IPADDRESS/share /home/user/mount cifs guest,_netdev,uid=client_user,gid=users
I can execute a command
Code: sudo mount /home/user/mount and it works, but I'm wanting all my fstab lines to automount at boot as on other machines.
And right after I restart, all users have permission to read and write, and everything is fine. However, I have an automated backup utility (BackinTime) installed to back up particular (mounted network) directories every night, but whenever I check up on it the next day, I get the error "Unable to mount ..... Authorization required". (These network directories are mounted into the local filesystem in fstab as well.) Oddly enough, if I run BackinTime by hand as the users, it works fine. I'm running 10.04 LTS.
Nothing happens when ordinary users plug in a USB thumb drive or insert a CD into CDROM drive. Works fine for root. After root mounts the drives then all users can use them. How can I enable mounting/unmounting by all users?
Before buying an SD memory card, I'd like to know something more about the CPRM protection, in particular:Does CPRM influence the way I am supposed to access my own data? That is, does CPRM encrypt it? Could CPRM prevent me from accessing my own data?Is it possible to disable or eliminate CPRM from either the memory card or the card reader?Are there manufacturers selling CPRM-free SD memory cards?Is there any real alternative to CPRM-protected SD memory cards beside USB flash drives?Is Linux support for SD cards good?
how to automount USB devices read-only for security in RHEL5? I'm looking for the generic solution for any USB device, so I'm not looking to hardcode something into /etc/fstab.I've hunted around and I can't find a clear answer and my various attempts have failed. I've looked at /etc/auto.misc, UDEV, and HAL. Here's where I'm at which isn't working.I have RHEL5 and from what I can tell HALD manages the automounting. HAL seems to have 2 primary directories:
/etc/hal/fdi -and- /usr/share/hal/fdi
The difference between the two is unclear to me.Based on some examples, I created the following file:
No matter what I call this file or where I put it, any USB device still mounts RW. How do I fix this? Am I correct that HAL is the right place? Looking through dmesg, it sure looks like HAL controls this, but maybe I'm wrong? I've also made various attempts to solve this with UDEV and /etc/auto.misc, so if it is one of those, I clearly don't know the correct thing to do there.
I think), and when I inserted a mo-disk in the drive, it automatically mounted and turned up as /media/disk. I then did an update (all) an now I am on core 2.6.31-12. The mo-disk will not automount any longer. Inserting a USB stick or a DVD still works fine, but I have to manually mount the mo. I have a feeling that it might be security related, but I am not sure.
lshal shows the following when I insert the disk: 10:08:38.309: storage_model_SMO_F551 property storage.removable.media_available = true 10:08:38.325: storage_model_SMO_F551 property storage.partitioning_scheme = 'mbr'