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nazar 11-28-2011 10:32 PM

USB Drive
I am using Ubuntu 11.10. When connecting USB Drive the system says 'Cannot find the autorun program'. How can I solve this problem? Please help.

corp769 11-28-2011 11:43 PM


This is most likely due to your autorun settings not being fully configured. Have a look in your system settings for the autorun options, and change as needed. Also, make sure whatever you choose to run whatever is needed is installed on your system. Have you tried manually mounting your device?



nazar 11-29-2011 12:38 AM

How to configure system settings to autorun an external drive?
Not yet. Your kind help is solicited.

corp769 11-29-2011 05:42 AM


Originally Posted by nazar (Post 4536992)
Not yet. Your kind help is solicited.

Is that a good thing, or a bad thing? :p

But as far as your problem, do you know what file system(s) your hard drive is formatted as? And to manually figure out the block device name that is being given to your hard drive, run the following after you plug your hard drive in:

tail /var/log/messages
You should see what is being assigned to your hard drive, for example /dev/sdb1, and then you can mount it with the following:

mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/temp1
Note that /mnt/temp1 is a directory manually created by you to mount your hard drive to. Also, if your hard drive is formatted as NTFS, you will need to install the ntfs-3g package from your distro's repositories in order to properly read and write to it.



nazar 11-29-2011 06:28 AM

USB Problem
Thanks a lot. You're great.

corp769 11-29-2011 07:50 AM

So were you able to mount it successfully?

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