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addie_goodvibes 03-25-2009 11:50 PM

External USB ( My Book) contents do not show???
 
My External USB Drive ( My Book) shows up in device notifier, but when I open it it shows Nothing , I have over 120 gigs of data on there, I previously used it under windows, however when i plg it back in my usb port Mandriva KDe doesn't seem to be able to see the files inside of it.

How can I get mandriav to see the files inside ( music, Photos ect..) ?

roy_lt_69 03-26-2009 02:52 AM

Are you sure it is mounted?
Type mount or df -hTto see what is mounted.
Also type fdisk -l to check what Linux see in terms of drives and partitions.

storkus 03-26-2009 08:02 AM

Here's an idea because it's bit me a few times: your drive may not be mounted where you (or the default fstab) think it should be. In my case, because of how my kernel was configured driver-wise, my CD burner shows up as /dev/sr0 instead of /dev/hda and the link to /dev/cdrom points to /dev/hda.

Again, it all goes back to looking through your kernel messages to see what its assigning your device.

Mike

farslayer 03-26-2009 08:43 AM

Have you ever accessed this drive from Linux ? It could have a NTFS file system and you don't have NTFS support installed.. I would suggest installing ntfs-3g and using that to try and mount the drive. ntfs-3g is included in the repositories for most distros.


With the drive plugged in, open a terminal and type fdisk -l that should show all the drives connected to your system and what their file systems are. You should be able to tell if my guess about NTFS is correct or not..

addie_goodvibes 03-26-2009 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by farslayer (Post 3488349)
Have you ever accessed this drive from Linux ? It could have a NTFS file system and you don't have NTFS support installed.. I would suggest installing ntfs-3g and using that to try and mount the drive. ntfs-3g is included in the repositories for most distros.


With the drive plugged in, open a terminal and type fdisk -l that should show all the drives connected to your system and what their file systems are. You should be able to tell if my guess about NTFS is correct or not..

Ok Update, I refreshed and now My Book shows up in New Device notifier, and I can access it through Dolphin

Not sure how it all of the sudden showed up, but its there now.

So If I unplug it and plug it inot a different USb will Linux ( X) KDE Recognize it?

farslayer 03-26-2009 11:21 PM

it shouldn't care which usb port it's plugged into, if the system can recognize it it will..


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