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Old 06-29-2006, 10:10 AM   #1
zcapx32
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USB HDD Mounting Problem "/dev/sda5 found in /etc/fstab"


I have installed Suse 10.1 on my laptop and was able to automatically mount my 80gb usb hdd. I then changed my desktop so that it could run Xgl on SUSE 10.1 for Gnome using the novell guide/coolsolutions/feature/17174.html)


Now when i plug in my usb hdd it wont allow me to access it and just comes up with the following error: "/dev/sda5 found in /etc/fstab"

I have no idea what this means or how to fix it, can anyone help? thanks


p.s. I have only been using linux about 1 week now!
 
Old 06-29-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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HDD Problems

Hi

Ok from my reading it appears that you are having problems just mounting a USB hard disk, try this in a konsole window either in gnome or kde,

mkdir /mnt/tmp (enter)

mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/tmp (enter)

ls /mnt/tmp (enter)

If you cant see your files after completing the ls /mnt/tmp type "dmesg" with out the " and copy and paste the results here and also any errors you receive on screen.

Can you also disconnect the USB drive and reconnect and give it a few seconds 20 should do and type "dmesg" again.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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HDD Problems

Sorry make sure you run this as root

su (enter)

type your password and go for it.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 11:47 AM   #4
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cheers, it works fine as long as i mount it using "mount /dev/sda5"


just weird that it wont automatically mount any more
 
Old 06-29-2006, 11:51 AM   #5
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check your fstab

cat /etc/fstab

this is the file that linux uses to mount disks on startup

you could add your sda5 on startup so it gets mounted everytime.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 02:55 AM   #6
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just weird that it wont automatically mount any more
You can check your /etc/udev/udev.rules script for automounts.
 
  


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