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Old 06-23-2013, 04:39 PM   #16
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I ended up deciding to install Mint as the sole OS, everyhting seems to be working fine apart from when I click on my hard drive I get the error 'unable to mount location'. Shouldn't this be mounting automatically on start up?
 
Old 06-23-2013, 04:43 PM   #17
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Under 'Properties' size, type etc are all listed as 'unkown'...
 
Old 06-23-2013, 05:53 PM   #18
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So I've been looking at 'disk' and I get the following information:

Device: /dev/sda1
Partition Type: Linux (Bootable)
Contents: Unknown
In Use: Yes, mounted at Filesystem Root

When I go to 'Edit Mount Options':

Mount Options is 'Automatic'
Mount at start up is checked
And the mount point is '/mnt/wwn-0x5000cca654ecac9e-part1'

Does this mean I need to change the mount point?
 
Old 06-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #19
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Sounds like it is already using the disk.
Can you open a cmd line terminal (not sure of the menu name in Mint; try google)
and type these cmds
Code:
fdisk -l

parted -l

lsblk
Lowercase L options there and note that Linux is case sensitive for cmds and filenames etc...
Try these links
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 06-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #20
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What do you mean by it's already using the disk? When I go to 'Home' and then 'Documents' for example I can open a document that I created and saved their earlier, and at the bottom it says '1 file, 458gb of free date'.

Are you saying that the hard drive is working fine and clicking on the hard drive under 'Computer' in Linux just isn't supposed to open the drive in the way clicking c:/ would in Windows?
 
Old 06-24-2013, 08:02 PM   #21
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Its possible, I've never seen Mint.
If you run one or more of those terminal/cli cmds, you should see the exact disk layout, down to the partition and sizes, so you can check if its what you expect.
Do check those links as well.
 
Old 06-25-2013, 02:22 PM   #22
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Mint uses it's own File Manager (Nemo), but Nautilus used to do this as well, but I see on Jesse (Nautilus 3.4.2) the hard drive partition that is mouned as / is no longer listed, it is accesible solely by the File System icon on the sidebar. Use the File System shortcut, it's basically the equivalent of clicking Window's C: or D: or whatever the system drive happens to be.
 
Old 06-25-2013, 03:42 PM   #23
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That's cleared it up for me then. Thanks for all the responses, just need to get to grips with everything else now!
 
  


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