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Old 10-22-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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USB Drive Issue


Hello all! I have been using linux as my main OS for about 4 months now. I can finally install software, switch video to a projector, and my other basic tasks. Now that I can use mepis as it is, I want to be able to customize it to me. With that, I bring a usb drive issue to you. I know that mepis will scan for new hardware on boot and load the driver for it. So when my drive is plugged in before booting everything is fine. But when I plug it in after a boot, mepis is not always able to mount it. The icon will come up, but it will not mount. How do I fix this?
 
Old 10-22-2006, 04:51 PM   #2
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Type of drive? Hard Drive or Flash?
 
Old 10-22-2006, 04:57 PM   #3
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Flash drive. And its Mepis 3.4 if it makes a difference.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 05:03 PM   #4
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Can you mount the drive in the terminal as root?
 
Old 10-22-2006, 06:12 PM   #5
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Hmm...Im not sure of the command for that. In Kwikdisk its called sda and it doesnt show up in there when I cant mount it when i just plug it in.

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Old 10-22-2006, 09:17 PM   #6
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as root:

mount /dev/sda/ /mnt

That should mount the files to the /mnt directory

for more information:

info mount
 
Old 10-22-2006, 09:56 PM   #7
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I just got done trying that...no mounting yet And the info command didnt work, but man does. Im playing around with the mount command for the time being though.

When I put in:

mount /dev/sda /mnt

It mounted the drive as /mnt...but the files are read-only when I open them not as root. I did find out that that umount is the command for unmounting I love the commandline. Alas! This is progress

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Old 10-22-2006, 10:19 PM   #8
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Since you have read only you can change that by typing as root:

chmod 777 /mnt/* -R

That will mean that everyone can do everything to the files.

Give it a try. Also see man chmod

Not sure if that will change anything on the memory stick though. I have suse and never need to mount a USB drive. Let me know what happens.

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Old 10-22-2006, 10:47 PM   #9
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Currently trying to get chmod to do what it should...this oddly reminds me of trying to program motorola microprocessors...
 
  


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