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Old 08-25-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
rsmereka
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9.04 usb automount


Hi All,

I just finished loading 9.04 on a Dell Vostro 420 desktop and I have no automount of usb devices. Output of dmesg follows:
Quote:
[ 120.748514] usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 120.891676] usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 120.912066] scsi10 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[ 120.925020] usb-storage: device found at 2
[ 120.925022] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[ 125.928010] usb-storage: device scan complete
[ 125.929015] scsi 10:0:0:0: Direct-Access Patriot Memory PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
[ 127.184877] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] 62554112 512-byte hardware sectors: (32.0 GB/29.8 GiB)
[ 127.185374] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 127.185376] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
[ 127.185378] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 127.186874] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] 62554112 512-byte hardware sectors: (32.0 GB/29.8 GiB)
[ 127.187373] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 127.187375] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
[ 127.187376] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 127.187378] sdb: sdb1
[ 127.187938] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 127.187985] sd 10:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
This looks normal from what I can tell. This was after I inserted the usb stick after booting. The drive with the volume label appears in 'places' but I cannot launch a file browser. I suspect it's because the volume is not mounted.

I have also added 'usb_storage' to /etc/modules as it was not there which made absolutely no difference whatsoever.

I have also read the bug 366296. The threads stop on July 23rd. What's up with that? There is a post that seems to indicate that if I downgrade "hal, libhal1, and libhal-storage1", auto-mounting will work once again. Can anyone verify this? Also, how do you do a force downgrade?

In the meantime, I have to learn how to manually mount fat32 devices. I got the device to mount but not r/w from a non-root user. I am still trying to figure out how to mount giving read/write permissions to non-root users.

Rick
 
Old 08-25-2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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manual mount should be just:

mount -t fat32 /dev/hdxx /mnt/somefolder

If your editing fstab to mount you might want to look into mount permissions? Though if your manually typing in the mount like above and you don't get rw then manually set mount permissions. umask=220 or something, I don't remember but you'll have to set the proper umask I think
 
Old 08-25-2009, 12:12 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
manual mount should be just:

mount -t fat32 /dev/hdxx /mnt/somefolder

If your editing fstab to mount you might want to look into mount permissions? Though if your manually typing in the mount like above and you don't get rw then manually set mount permissions. umask=220 or something, I don't remember but you'll have to set the proper umask I think
I figured out how to manually mount vfat with rw permissions to non-root users (assume device is 'sdb1' based on output from 'fdisk -l'):
Code:
mount -t vfat -o noauto,users,rw,umask=0 /dev/sdb1 /media/usb0
Which will mount as /media/usb0 (directory must have already been created).

Rick
 
  


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