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Old 06-03-2006, 11:03 PM   #1
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Mounted hard drive's files/folders are invisible when created


i've installed a second hard drive in the hope of having it for storage for all my computers on my network. i used the partition application in YAST so it was pretty simple. i mounted it to "/mnt/storage". than as root i created a folder called "/data" with the the proper user and group permissions so that someone other than root can save to the hard drive.

My problem is that when i create a folder whether its locally or from a remote machine it is invisible in KDE (and the names dont have a period infront) and then after i reboot the file/folder MIGHT be visible. If i delete the file/folder, it visually stays - but i can't access it anymore thank goodness...i think (ha..ha...).

Thanks for any comments/suggestions
Jay
 
Old 06-03-2006, 11:14 PM   #2
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Are you creating /mnt/storage/data or /data? Just a slight difference there.

Is there an fstab entry for it? Is it mounted? Do you have permissions for it?
 
Old 06-04-2006, 12:17 AM   #3
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Are you creating /mnt/storage/data or /data? Just a slight difference there.

Is there an fstab entry for it? Is it mounted? Do you have permissions for it?
sorry i'm new at this so i don't quite understand what your asking in the first bit. /data is a folder where i want to store my files and the mount point is /mnt/storage. is this what your asking for. SORRY if i'm not saying anything new and just repeating myself, i haven't been doing this long enough to "speak linux" yet.

fstab entry? --> yes its the one at the bottom: '/dev/hdb5' (see below). and when i type "df -h" in Konsole hdb5 is shown. As far as i can tell it is mounted. (and in KDE when i right click it gives the option to unmount so i'm assuming this is a good indication that it is mounted)

Permissions for it? --> the /data folder has permission as follows:
user: jay
group: users
its when i'm logged in as jay this problem occurs. i can read/write to the /data folder but i can't see anything.

i hope this is the right/useful info.
thank you for your help
Jay

below are contents of my fstab file:
/dev/hda2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda1 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
none /subdomain subdomainfs noauto 0 0
/dev/hdb5 /mnt/storage reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 2
 
Old 06-04-2006, 12:24 AM   #4
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/data is a directory created on the root directory.

/dev/hdb5 /mnt/storage reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 2
This line in your fstab mounts your drive under the mount point /mnt/storage.

If you stored your files in /data, then they are not on the new drive.
 
Old 06-04-2006, 12:42 AM   #5
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can i use the crutch that i'm in engineering so i can get away with not being able to communicate properly??? (i'm trying to be funny, its probably not working)
WOW yes the /data folder isn't in the root sorry, it is /mnt/storage/data.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 07:08 PM   #6
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When you mount a partition over a mount point, any files located in the directory when the drive isn't mounted will be concealed by the filesystem you are mounting.

I bet that the /mnt/storage/data directory was created when /dev/hdb5 wasn't mounted. You may have stored the data in the unmounted /mnt/storage/data directory, which means it is actually located in a subdirectory on the root (/) partition, /dev/hda2, instead of on the /dev/hdb5 drive.

I graduated with a EEE degree in 1982, so we should be understanding each other.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 01:57 AM   #7
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thanks

thanks to everyone who replied, i understand now.
 
  


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