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Old 07-17-2006, 12:42 PM   #1
DavidNW
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Can't access external USB drive


Hello, I'm very much a Linux newbie and really enjoying Mandriva 2006. However, I can't access my external USB drive, which containsWindows data. Everytime I select its icon I get a "Could not enter folder /mnt/External_Disk1." error message.

Can anyone help me out on how I could gain permanent access to this drive. It shows up as being "Mounted", but this stil does not allow me access to it.

Many thanks,

David
 
Old 07-17-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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whats the output of 'ls -l /mnt/External_Disk1'?
you probably need to change your 'mount' command used to mount the device or the entry in /etc/fstab so that you are the owner or can access it. right now probably only root can access it.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 12:53 PM   #3
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Sorry, I'm really very new to all this. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "Output" I pasted 'ls -l /mnt/External_Disk1' in Konsole as root and this is what it came up with, if it's any help.

Password:
[root@localhost david]# ls -l /mnt/External_Disk1
total 5675757
-r-------- 1 root root 5667897344 Jul 17 06:02 170706.tib
-r-------- 2 root root 4043848 Jun 3 18:29 3 LimeWireWinPro.exe
-r-------- 1 root root 172032 Dec 25 2001 abmFind.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 26112 Apr 27 16:07 About Me.doc
-r-------- 2 root root 339968 Jun 4 2002 AlbumBase.dll
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 8 14:38 albums/
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 8 14:38 animation/
-r-------- 1 root root 151552 Jan 27 2003 AnwSkin.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 271360 Jul 1 02:49 archive.pst
-r-------- 1 root root 73728 Dec 3 2001 ASPI.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 26112 Jan 23 20:09 atk.pyd
-r-------- 1 root root 49152 Nov 1 2002 Autoplay.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 77824 Sep 28 2005 bz2.pyd
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 8 14:39 Calendar/
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 6 11:43 CCleaner/
-r-------- 2 root root 1456312 Jun 6 11:42 ccsetup130.exe
-r-------- 1 root root 400 Jun 29 1999 click1.wav
-r-------- 1 root root 533 Jun 29 1999 click2.wav
-r-------- 2 root root 6134 Feb 3 02:25 credits-l10n.txt
-r-------- 1 root root 577 Feb 3 02:25 credits.txt
-r-------- 1 root root 73728 Mar 18 2005 _ctypes.pyd
-r-------- 2 root root 25088 Apr 29 07:05 David Hardcastle.doc
-r-------- 1 root root 7940 Apr 22 19:30 David.jpg
-r-------- 1 root root 61440 Feb 2 23:50 dde.pyd
dr-x------ 1 root root 8192 Jul 16 22:07 D Drive/
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 8 14:43 DevInfo/
-r-------- 1 root root 196 May 30 2003 Dev.ini
-r-------- 2 root root 450560 May 30 2003 DigitalImage.exe
-r-------- 2 root root 217 Jun 8 14:42 Digital Image.lnk
-r-------- 1 root root 1849 Mar 11 2004 DscUtil.ini
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jul 10 22:13 DVDFabDecrypter_Temp/
-r-------- 2 root root 19968 May 30 14:46 DVD Movie Template.doc
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 May 19 11:57 DVD Shrink/
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 8 14:38 Edges/
-r-------- 1 root root 53248 Oct 22 2001 EditWin.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 122880 Oct 22 2001 eff_ehn.dll
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 23 20:21 Error Nuker 2005/
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 18 11:24 etc/
-r-------- 1 root root 462848 Mar 15 2002 EXIF.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 502916 Nov 27 2001 exif.exf
-r-------- 1 root root 708608 Nov 5 2002 EzDll.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 692224 Aug 7 2002 EzFile.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 28160 Oct 22 2001 ezrgb24.ax
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 8 14:39 Fantasy/
-r-------- 1 root root 115712 Dec 23 1997 Filefpx.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 968 May 23 2003 files.lst
-r-------- 1 root root 204800 May 15 2003 FIO.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 5120912 May 18 20:11 Firefox Setup 1.5.0.3.exe
-r-------- 1 root root 332800 Jan 18 2002 FPXLIB.DLL
dr-x------ 1 root root 8192 Jun 8 14:39 Frames/
-r-------- 1 root root 91136 Jan 23 20:09 gobject.pyd
dr-x------ 1 root root 8192 Jun 8 14:39 Greeting/
-r-------- 1 root root 1350656 Jan 23 20:09 _gtk.pyd
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 8 14:42 Help/
-r-------- 1 root root 77824 Jan 13 2003 HiRes.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 892928 Sep 27 2004 iconv.dll
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 18 11:24 images/
dr-x------ 1 root root 12288 Jul 17 09:24 Incomplete/
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 23 22:12 Internet Downloads/
-r-------- 1 root root 45056 Sep 27 2004 intl.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 14336 Nov 19 2005 _iocp.pyd
-r-------- 1 root root 122880 Jan 18 2002 JPEGLIB.DLL
-r-------- 2 root root 20992 Apr 24 15:57 Ken Ward - D B Hardcastle.doc
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jul 1 13:03 Lake District Walks_files/
-r-------- 2 root root 29582 Jul 1 13:03 Lake District Walks.htm
-r-------- 1 root root 11825 Jan 17 2002 Lblspec.ini
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 18 11:24 lib/
-r-------- 2 root root 112128 Feb 1 2005 libatk-1.0-0.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 89088 Aug 22 2005 libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 581120 Aug 22 2005 libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 586240 Aug 18 2005 libglib-2.0-0.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 19968 Aug 18 2005 libgmodule-2.0-0.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 218624 Aug 18 2005 libgobject-2.0-0.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 23552 Aug 18 2005 libgthread-2.0-0.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 3168256 Aug 22 2005 libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 223232 Aug 18 2005 libpango-1.0-0.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 155648 Aug 18 2005 libpangoft2-1.0-0.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 44032 Aug 18 2005 libpangowin32-1.0-0.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 202752 Sep 27 2004 libpng12.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 3639427 Feb 3 07:41 library.zip
-r-------- 1 root root 28038 Feb 3 02:24 LICENSE.txt
dr-x------ 1 root root 16384 Jul 17 09:19 LimeWire/
dr-x------ 1 root root 16384 Jul 17 09:23 LimeWire Downloads/
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 18 11:24 locale/
-r-------- 1 root root 995383 Jun 24 2002 MFC42.DLL
-r-------- 1 root root 1060864 Dec 2 2005 mfc71.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 28672 May 29 2003 Monitor.exe
-r-------- 2 root root 40960 May 29 2003 MsdModule.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 348160 Nov 18 2005 msvcr71.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 266293 Oct 23 2000 msvcrt.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 147456 Mar 12 2002 MultiPrint.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 98304 Jan 28 2002 myCtrl.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 93495221 Apr 28 19:50 OOo_2.0_windows_install_en-GB.exe
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Apr 28 19:53 Open Office/
-r-------- 2 root root 32768 Oct 22 2001 OsWrapperForPI.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 63488 Jan 23 20:09 pango.pyd
dr-x------ 1 root root 8192 Jul 10 10:42 PC TOOLS/
-r-------- 2 root root 443 Jun 8 14:39 PhotoImpression 3.lnk
-r-------- 2 root root 1724416 Apr 29 2002 PhotoImpression.exe
-r-------- 2 root root 8628 May 22 2002 PHOTOIMPRESSION.GID
-r-------- 2 root root 356222 May 15 2002 PHOTOIMPRESSION.HLP
-r-------- 2 root root 1399 Jun 8 14:39 PhotoImpression.SET
-r-------- 1 root root 135168 Nov 5 2002 PhTune.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 61440 Dec 25 2001 PiApi.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 45056 May 29 2003 PnPModule.dll
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jul 1 12:04 Program Files/
-r-------- 1 root root 77824 Oct 22 2001 PScan.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 478 Feb 3 03:15 public.key
-r-------- 1 root root 135168 Sep 28 2005 pyexpat.pyd
-r-------- 1 root root 1867776 Sep 28 2005 python24.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 319488 Jan 11 2006 pythoncom24.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 102400 Jan 11 2006 pywintypes24.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 4697 Feb 3 02:24 README.txt
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Apr 23 23:18 RECYCLER/
-r-------- 2 root root 82 Feb 3 03:15 redirdonate.html
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 23 19:53 RegistryFix/
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 23 20:26 Registry Mechanic/
-r-------- 1 root root 225280 Apr 16 2002 Res_Dll.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 180224 May 30 2002 Res_PI.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 98 Jun 8 15:06 rollinfo.db
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 8 14:38 Samples/
-r-------- 1 root root 8192 Sep 28 2005 select.pyd
-r-------- 1 root root 11169936 Jun 6 11:54 setupeng.exe
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 8 14:38 Shapes/
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 18 11:24 share/
-r-------- 1 root root 131072 Jan 11 2006 shell.pyd
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 8 14:42 Skin/
-r-------- 1 root root 49152 Sep 28 2005 _socket.pyd
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jul 7 10:25 Speedtouch Files/
-r-------- 1 root root 145040 Nov 7 2002 splash.png
-r-------- 1 root root 479232 Sep 28 2005 _ssl.pyd
-r-------- 2 root root 700416 Oct 31 2005 StubInstaller.exe
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 8 14:38 SysAlbum/
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jul 1 09:06 System Volume Information/
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 8 14:38 Texture/
-r-------- 2 root root 2748 Feb 3 02:24 TRACKERLESS.txt
-r-------- 1 root root 57344 May 29 2003 TwainUI.dll
dr-x------ 1 root root 40960 Jun 8 14:38 ui/
-r-------- 2 root root 405504 Sep 28 2005 unicodedata.pyd
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 9 10:26 videodvdduplicator/
-r-------- 2 root root 73728 Mar 31 2003 VideoModule.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 4608 Sep 28 2005 w9xpopen.exe
-r-------- 2 root root 53248 Oct 29 2002 wdmcapture.dll
-r-------- 2 root root 152 Aug 29 2002 wdmcapture.set
dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Jun 8 14:38 Web/
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 8 14:39 Web Registration/
-r-------- 1 root root 90112 Apr 24 2003 WhBrd.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 73728 Jan 19 00:03 win32api.pyd
-r-------- 2 root root 14848 Jan 19 00:03 win32event.pyd
-r-------- 1 root root 106496 Jan 11 2006 win32gui.pyd
-r-------- 2 root root 27648 Jan 11 2006 win32process.pyd
-r-------- 2 root root 5632 Jan 19 00:03 _win32sysloader.pyd
-r-------- 1 root root 651264 Jan 19 00:03 win32ui.pyd
-r-------- 1 root root 122880 Jan 11 2006 winxpgui.pyd
-r-------- 1 root root 70656 Sep 27 2004 zlib1.dll
-r-------- 1 root root 69632 Sep 28 2005 zlib.pyd
-r-------- 2 root root 9216 Nov 19 2005 _zope_interface_coptimizations.pyd
[root@localhost david]#


The contents of my fstab are:


# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/hdb1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-15,sync,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-15,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda5 /mnt/External_Disk1 ntfs pamconsole,exec,noauto,utf8,iocharset=iso8859-15,managed 0 0

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