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Ok quick question I have about this new setup that i have, I was playing around and noticed that if i was to plug in my HD and mount it then need to unplug the HD to plug in one of my flashdrives that when I plug back in my HD I am unable to mount it, is this normal or do I still have some work to do?
Now in /dev they do switch when ever I do switch them back and forth.
well I go into system/storage media and right click on usbhd1 then click on mount I would see the curser change to a spinning wheel but nothing would happen, I would not get the little green arrow showing that the drive was mounted.
Mount the device using the terminal. You've done it before:
Originally Posted by sulvereagle59
root@darkstar:~# mount /dev/sda2 /E -t vfat
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda2,
missing codepage or other error
(aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
instead of some logical partition inside?)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
Ok we got it working again. I figured out what the issue was I believe that with me naming my external HD as mybook it was only reading the fat32 formatted drive for my HD. Since I went in and deleted the portion of the rule to name the HD mybook it seems to be working fine now.
Ok correction it is not working I just noticed that the file that I thought was on my ext HD is actually in my file /E folder on my HDA5 which is my internal HD that linux is installed on. So that means that I am not reading my ext HD at all
Also terminal shows the following:
root@darkstar:~# mount /dev/usbhd5 /E -t vfat
mount: /dev/usbhd5 already mounted or /E busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda5 is already mounted on /E
Last edited by sulvereagle59; 06-09-2007 at 08:56 PM.
OK, it appears to be working fine I am able to mount and unmount the HD in terminal and have access to the data stored on the HD's, it appears my issue was with KDE and the /system/storage media file it may not always show that the HD is mounted or not. As for the dir which I have my Hd mount to it seems that they always show that they are on hda5, my internal hd even tho they are actually reading the usbhd's, so I figure that is just an issue with myself going off past expierences with Windows and not what Linux actually does. I guess one of the many flaws that I have having only used Windows up till now.