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Old 09-30-2007, 09:50 AM   #1
beijamim1
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External hard drive error


Hi,

I just installed an external hard drive. I verified that there's a partition, but when I try to transfer files to it, it gives me the following message:

The device /dev/sda1, is mounted.
Forced to continue.
Error opening partition device : Device or resource busy
Failed to startup volume : Device or resource busy
Couldn't mount device '/dev/sda1' : Device or resource busy
Mount failed.

Any suggestions?
Thanks
 
Old 09-30-2007, 10:07 AM   #2
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It looks like your operating system mounted the partition as soon as it was detected. Many distributions do this. You can see if it is mounted by issuing the mount command with no arguments.
Code:
mount
The mount command should provide a list of all mounted file systems. Your hard drive's partition may be mounted at /mnt/sda1 or /media/sda1 or something like that.
 
Old 09-30-2007, 11:03 AM   #3
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When I checked the mount, I do see it and it gives me this answer: /dev/sda1 on /media/sda1 type fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,default_permissions,allow_ot her,user=knoppix).

So apparently the external hard drive is mounted, but do you have any idea why I still get the error message and it stops transferring files after the first five?

Thanks!
 
Old 09-30-2007, 11:07 AM   #4
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You didn't include the command that you are using to try to transfer the files so it is difficult to diagnose the problem.

OBVIOUSLY you need to be using /media/sda1 as your target because that is where the partition is mounted.

If you get a permission error you can search this site for solving those problems. Search for the keyword "permission".

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