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Old 12-23-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't write to blank media, no automount of USB devices. Ubuntu 9.10


It all started on a dark and stormy night. The DM was getting bored and decided to resurrect old pc parts.....

I attempted to share my cdrom drive via Samba. Some error msg poped up telling me exactly what to add to smb.conf so I could do what I wanted. Yay! It worked, or so I thought. Couldn't access the share from the network and I had apparently lost permission to unmount/eject the share. So I changed smb.conf back. No dice... I deleted the cdrom0 directory and restarted hoping all would be well. No dice... I then manually recreated the cdrom0 directory owned by root:root. Finally I figured out that it needed to be root:cdrom. So now I can read cdroms. Yay! Our hero saves the day! But wait a sequel:

Now, for whatever reason, I can't read or write to blank media, and usb won't automount.

Thanks in advance oh glorious gods of Ubuntu!
 
Old 12-25-2009, 02:38 PM   #2
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I ran across this link, while having problems auto-mounting my ipod. The procedure mentions mounting an ipod, but I'm guessing that it works for any removable media.
 
Old 12-26-2009, 12:59 AM   #3
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I ran across this link, while having problems auto-mounting my ipod. The procedure mentions mounting an ipod, but I'm guessing that it works for any removable media.
Thanks but no dice
 
Old 12-26-2009, 01:43 AM   #4
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It all started on a dark and stormy night. The DM was getting bored and decided to resurrect old pc parts.....

I attempted to share my cdrom drive via Samba. Some error msg poped up telling me exactly what to add to smb.conf so I could do what I wanted. Yay! It worked, or so I thought. Couldn't access the share from the network and I had apparently lost permission to unmount/eject the share. So I changed smb.conf back. No dice... I deleted the cdrom0 directory and restarted hoping all would be well. No dice... I then manually recreated the cdrom0 directory owned by root:root. Finally I figured out that it needed to be root:cdrom. So now I can read cdroms. Yay! Our hero saves the day! But wait a sequel:

Now, for whatever reason, I can't read or write to blank media, and usb won't automount.

Thanks in advance oh glorious gods of Ubuntu!
So I really need access to my USB drives so I'm just going to reinstall. /home is a seperate partition so no big deal. Thanks again!

Also I can't figure out how to mark as 'solved'....

Last edited by musashi39; 12-26-2009 at 01:46 AM. Reason: yea I'm dumb
 
Old 12-26-2009, 01:51 PM   #5
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Bummer that you had to re-install, nice that you had /home on a separate partition.

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Also I can't figure out how to mark as 'solved'....
Along the top bar for each thread, there are several menus, one of which is labeled 'thread tools'. 'Close Thread' is one of the menu items in that menu.
 
  


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