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Old 10-19-2007, 06:13 AM   #1
LupisYonderboy
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Smile Unable to mount iStore USB External Hard Drive


i'm not sure if this is a problem mounting a drive through the USB or the drive itself; this is the first time i've used linux.

i'm using eLive Gem, the stable version installed, and it usually mounts automatically - i don't know how, but CDs and floppies turn up in the file manager when i pop them in.

the file manager can see the drive, and the name of it, but when i click on it an error comes up:

Failed to mount "tunes".
Failed to determine the mount point for /dev/sda1

the sda bit doesn't alter depending on which usb port i put the drive in. i use the drive on windows, and it auto-detects there, saying its a "USB Mass Storage Device". its an iStore 80GB External Hard Drive.

any help would be great!
thankyou,

nic
 
Old 10-19-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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Hi LupisYonderboy, Welcome to lq. Please post the output of the following issued as su with the drive plugged in.
Code:
lsusb
cat /etc/fstab
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 10-19-2007, 11:39 PM   #3
LupisYonderboy
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Post terminal dump

from lsusb;
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:6390 Alcor Micro Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


then i type 'cat /etc/fstab' and get;
/dev2/hda2 / reiserfs defaults 0 1
/dev/hda1 none swap sw 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 /mnt/hda3 auto defaults,auto 0 2
sys /sys sysfs defaults 0 0


i've got three partitions(?) set up so i think that's hda1, 2 & 3..
 
Old 10-20-2007, 09:12 AM   #4
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What is the output from dmesg? What type of file system is on the drive? What is the kernel version? Issue the following as su with the drive plugged in and post the output please.

Code:
dmesg
fdisk -l 
uname -r
Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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