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Old 01-18-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
samsom
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Problem with HAL automounting SD card


Hi
I have been trying to mount my SD card which has got 2 partitions; an Ext3 one and a FAT32 one.
I have created 2 files for each of the partitions in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/ as per the wiki on HAL.
As soon as I mount my SD card from my phone, the Ext3 partition shows up immediately in Dolphin( File manager in KDE). But the Fat32 one does not. HAL has created a folder for my Fat32 in /media. And when I open the folder, then it shows up in Dolphin And I can copy stuff across to it via Dolphin.
The problem is that when I use the CLI to copy stuff across, I get the message that the partition is not a directory.
Not sure what I have done wrong.

Here is a copy of the the policy file for the Fat32 partition

Code:
[sam@sony ~]$ cat /etc/hal/fdi/policy/20-Hero_SD_Fat32.fdi
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <deviceinfo version="0.2">
    <device>
        <match key="volume.uuid" string="4B17-EF32">
            <merge key="volume.label" type="string">Hero_SD_FAT32</merge>
        </match>
    </device>
 </deviceinfo>
Any suggestions, please?
Thanks
Samsom

Last edited by samsom; 01-18-2010 at 09:59 AM.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 12:08 PM   #2
tredegar
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I have never had to do anything with HAL. I just use /etc/fstab and make entries for the partitions so they are mounted to a suitable mountpoint either by LABEL or UUID when they are detected.

See here: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Fstab

(Maybe best to undo your HAL modifications if you are going to do this).

Please come back here if you have problems, or just post "This ..... worked".

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