Ubuntu :: Has 'Removable Drives And Media' Option Been Moved Somewhere Else In 10.04?
Jul 23, 2010
I'm running a fresh 64-bit install of Ubuntu 10.04. I no longer have a System->Preferences->Removable Drives and Media option in my menus, and need to re-configure it (I had set it to "Do Nothing" and "Always do this action" sometime in the past, but now I want to change it)I have right-clicked my menu, went to edit, and made sure it wasn't un-checked)Has the "Removable Drives and Media" option been moved somewhere else in 10.04?
I've just partitioned my hard drive with GParted so that I have space to install and run Windows OS based programmes such as Monkey Island (wine simply won't work) and other PC games. I have the Windows XP SP2 Installation CD but my OS (Intrepid Ibex) won't allow me to autorun the CD and proceed to installation.
Now having hunted around the net little, it seems the answer is System->Preferences->Removable Drives and Media. Problem is, I don't have a Removable Drives and Media option on this menu. Is there a workaround for this? E.g., is there a way of using the Terminal to enable autorun, or is there another way I can do this?As I'm pretty new to this thing, feel free to use short words and detailed explanations.
Through some recent update, which one I am not sure, my system no longer responds to removable media such as flash drives and insertions of DVD/CD disks. Whereas before, for instance, if I inserted a USB flash drive, the "Device Notifier" would pop up, tell me that a new device had been detected, and ask me what I wanted to do with it, now nothing. "My Computer" (sysinfo:/)does not update either. The kernel knows the device is there, since I can see it when I do "lsusb". OpenSuSE x86_64 11.2.
i downloaded and installed ubuntu 8.1 and when i pop in a cd it tells me that it cannot find autorun. i seem to be missing the removable drives and media tab which i'm told should be located under system/preferances.
I use Ubuntu 10.04, and whenever I insert media into a removable media drive, it does not come up on my desktop automatically. I need to go to Computer, then to the drive. It then appears on my desktop. Is there any way to make the device automatically appear? This problem occurs for any removable media. I am using Ubuntu 10.04.
(Ubuntu 10.10, Unity desktop)How can I configure Ubuntu to launch gtkpod when I connect my iPod? It's currently launching Rhythmbox. I can't find anything about removable media in Unity's Toolbar > Applications
This appears to be a simple problem, but I struggled my way around google, trying to figure out the right words to search for, with no real success. The problem:When I plug-in any usb device or an external hard disk, my RedHat automatically mounts it to /media/<device_name>. Unfortunately, it's owner and group are both root, whereas, I would like to add other users to have write access (say, all users in a group usb_group to be able to write stuff in it). Currently only read access is there for others. I would like to change it to write access to a particular group and I can add the
I'm going traveling and I had the bright idea of putting my sensitive and irreplaceable files on an sd card. Then if I leave my stuff in a sketchy hostel for the day, I can easily take the card and might lose only a replaceable netbook. The problem is that I want some files to have 600 permissions (rw-------), readable and writable only by owner.
But no power on earth seems to be able to force a fuse-ified filesystem to pay attention. Whether I try "chmod 600 filename.txt" as the owner/user or as sudo makes no difference. Nothing works. The sd card is mounted with a line in /etc/fstab:
I'm using Fedora 12, and I want to mount/unmount my USB memory stick from the command line. I know I could edit /etc/fstab and so on, but I want to emulate what happens when you mount using the GUI (I use KDE and the device notifier), that is, I want to be able to do this as an unprivileged user and not have to know the mount point exists in advance.
I'm sure in older versions of Fedora there was a command something like `gnome-user-mount' which let me do this knowing only the filesystem label... What is the current equivalent?
I want to disable automounting removable media when they are inserted, especially CD and DVD. I use F13 and Gnome. I went through System/Preferences/File Management/Media and set everything to "Do Nothing", see below:
I have installed gconf-editor and verified that all automounting options are unchecked:
according to "/sbin/chkconfig --list" haldaemon is off and automount is not installed. What else should I check?
I would not mind if USB (flash) disks were automounted
Ubuntu 9.04 Gnome Desktop (although I have seen the same situation in other versions).When I have a removable media device installed such as a USB flash drive, a CD/DVD or an SD card in the built in reader I have a corresponding icon on the desktop. So here is my situation...I have a 16 GB SDHC card installed in the reader in my netbook as additional storage. As the main solid state "hard drive" itself is only 16 GB I leave the card in at all times. I would like to do away with the desktop icon as I never use it to access the SD card. Any way to do this? I believe it appear as part of the HAL process so perhaps it will go away with 10.04.
behavior in 9.04:plugged in a disk, mounted it and it as readable to the world.this is intended because it is shared via samba.behavior in 10.04:the disks have 700, meaning, they are not readable by samba.this is a problem.this is the best solution I've found so far:http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-u.../msg10951.htmlexcept, that the mentioned means to fix this are gone.(gconf-editor -> ..., storage and preferences -> removable media)after 3 hours of googleing and reading I'm rather upset about this bug.so please, if you are thinking of suggesting fixed entries in the fstab or anything else that will not work with every media that is plugged into this box, just close this tab.
a NAS running Debian that frequently (but not always) has two removable media attached,a Debian desktop that mounts the above NAS via sshfs,the aforementioned removable media are symlinked to the directory on tha NAS that is then mounted by the desktop.
What I'd like this setup to do is to immediately time out if mounts as unavailable. Instead, I only get the expected behaviour if the NAS is down (the ssh client takes about 3 seconds to do that); if it's up, the removable media automounts (they are symlinked to the directory shared with the desktop) seem to never time out, ever. This happens locally on the NAS as well, when ssh'ing to the NAS and trying to run `ls /media/Storage` or `ls /media/Backup`, these commands never return. It's as if systemd was ignoring the x-systemd.device-timeout setting on the NAS.
how to make removable media (e.g. USB sticks) not have any write caching. I want to prevent data loss when they are removed after file copying appears done but before write caches are written. I'm using Gnome on Squeeze.
I've found suggestions of adding the 'sync' mount option to /system/storage/default_options/vfat/mount_options in the Gnome configuration. However this doesn't seem to completely eliminate write buffering, as the drive activity light continues for several seconds after file copying appears done, and unmounting drives produces a dialog box which says to wait whilst data is written to disk.
I run a system that users may log into either remotely or physically. Multiple users may be logged in simultaneously because of the remote access, but only one user can be physically logged in at a time.With the current setup, however, if the physical user inserts a flash drive (which the OS mounts automatically) then the remote users gain access to the removable media.
I have a 2 TB hard drive in an external USB caddy that I use for backups. The drive gets automatically mounted when connected to F13, which is great, and the default mount options it uses are:Code:rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisksHowever, I want to add an extra option or two but I don't know where I can do this. Does anyone know where I can add mount options onto the default set?
so that short description doesn't cut the mustard. Let me start by describing what I had working in RHEL4, so you know the requirements. There is a group here at my job that does a lot of data transfer to external USB drives. I leveraged fstab-sync (which we normally turn off at my work) and created a FDI policy file to search on the drives' HAL descriptors, set the mount options, and define the mount point by name (each drive is uniquely named).
The result of all this is that when the user plugged in a drive, it mounted in /media automatically, on a unique path, and with permissions so that every user could read/write to it. SO now we're upgrading to RHEL5, and fstab-sync doesn't exist any more. Instead there's gnome-mount (did I mention we use Gnome?) and I can't figure out how to get the same functionality working.
When you run a Linux live CD it automatically detects your hardware configuration, or at least tries to. Say you got a live CD and it works perfect on one computer, detects all the hardware. If you install the operating system from the live CD to a hard drive, does it only install the drivers you need for your hardware?
If so, say you were to hypothetically do that on a removable hard drive that you lock and unlock with the hardware keys; would that mean if you want to move the drive from one computer to another regularly, the OS would not be configured properly on a different hardware configuration, and wouldn't be able to configure itself properly because it is now on a hard drive? I know that Linux does try to detect new hardware each time it boots, but I guess the short version of the question is: Does installing a distribution on a live CD to a hard drive mean you will not have all the drivers available on the CD?
This is not something I am sure I will ever plan to do, but it would be no different than if you wanted to swap your drive into a new computer. If it could at least still connect to the Internet it might try to reconfigure itself. If installing the live CD means you get absolutely all the contents on the CD, that would answer my question. Maybe someone might know exactly how that would work.
I am using ubuntu 8.04. I played an mp3 in totem & meanwhile moved that file to another location. Still I can move slider in totem to rewind or forward the song. Only after the song has been played completely I get message 'location not found'. Does that mean totem copies song into RAM so that it does not have to trouble hard disk for access during entire duration ?
I just upgraded Xubuntu from 10.04 LTS to 11.04 and I am no longer able to mount removable media from the "places" menu. The message I get:
"Failed to execute child process exo-mount (No such file or directory)"
I assume some wrapper process is attempting to execute a program called "exo-mount," but no such program exists anywhere in the repositories, according to a search with apt-file. The "exo-utils" package used to contain exo-mount, but the program no longer exists in that package.
Ive been noticing lately that in my media folder, where I am able to see all the drives I have connected, it seems that each one is duplicated. For example, if I have a drive called "WD" theres another called "WD_", or "Lacie" and "Lacie_". And when I click on the ones with the "_", it says I don't not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of 'lacie'. But when I click the ones without the underscore, I get in. But heres the funny part, when using jdownloader, and i choose the folder where to save the files, I have to select the drive that has the underscore in it. Heres some pics and if you look at my info screenlet to the left, you will see that it shows the drives with the undercore.