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Old 01-02-2007, 06:16 PM   #1
mkhan919
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help with usb external hard disk and wireless interface


hi
i have just installed mandriva free 2007. i am facing two problems...
a) When i connect my external usb harddisk (320 GB, seagate, all partitions are formatted with NTFS),it shows the harddisk, but when i attempt to open it, it says "can't enter in /mnt/removable"...how can i solve this problem. i tried a usb flash disk, and it works perfectly. However the hard disk works perfectly okay with windows.

b) When i restart my computer, under linux the wireless interface is down.. when i go to "configure your computer", give the password for root, and click on wireless interface, it starts working (it says the interface eth1 is now up and everything works okay).. how can i avoid doing this every time i login.

Thanks in advance for your help

Last edited by mkhan919; 01-02-2007 at 06:25 PM.
 
Old 01-02-2007, 07:07 PM   #2
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The contents of the file /etc/fstab are

/dev/sda7 / ext3 noatime 1 1
/dev/sda9 /home ext3 noatime 1 2
/dev/hda /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0,nls=utf8,ro 0 0
/dev/sda5 /mnt/win_d ntfs umask=0,nls=utf8,ro 0 0
/dev/sda6 /mnt/win_e ntfs umask=0,nls=utf8,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sda8 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda5 /mnt/captive-noname captive-ntfs defaults,noauto 0 0
/dev/sda6 /mnt/captive-noname2 captive-ntfs defaults,noauto 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/captive-s3a3306d001 captive-ntfs defaults,noauto 0 0


The contents of /etc/mtab are
/dev/sda7 / ext3 rw,noatime 0 0
none /proc proc rw 0 0
/dev/sda9 /home ext3 rw,noatime 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs ro,umask=0,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/sda5 /mnt/win_d ntfs ro,umask=0,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/sda6 /mnt/win_e ntfs ro,umask=0,nls=utf8 0 0
none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw 0 0
/dev/sdb7 /mnt/removable ntfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync 0 0
/dev/sdb6 /mnt/removable-2 ntfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync 0 0
/dev/sdb5 /mnt/removable-3 ntfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync 0 0


Another thing that i have noted is that every time i reconnect the harddisks (in this case i have attached two ), a new folder is created in /mnt/ .like temp, temp-2 etc..(temp is the lable of one of the hard disks).. Why does mandriva fail to mount it automatically...and how to overcome this problem....Thankx

Last edited by mkhan919; 01-02-2007 at 07:35 PM.
 
  


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