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  1. #11

    Default Re: Cannot graphically mount media and drives (they're missi

    Quote Originally Posted by CheesyBeef View Post
    Yes, I did an expert install both times and now I am in belief that that was the problem.

    Here is my fstab:
    Code:
    brian@Inspiron:~> cat /etc/fstab
    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD1600BEVS-_WD-WXE307H32559-part7 /        ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD1600BEVS-_WD-WXE307H32559-part9 swap        swap       defaults              0 0
    proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              00
    sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                00
    debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                00
    usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                00
    devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       00
    here is my fdisk -l
    Code:
    brian@Inspiron:~> sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
    root's password:
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x7a695750
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        9896    79488000    7  HPFS/NTFS < Windows Vista
    /dev/sda2            9897       19457    76798732+   5  Extended
    /dev/sda5            9897       13812    31455238+  83  Linux < Ubuntu Hardy
    /dev/sda6           13813       16511    21679686   83  Linux < OpenSUSE 11 Gnome
    /dev/sda7           16512       19188    21501952   83  Linux < OpenSUSE 11 KDE4 (running)
    /dev/sda8           19189       19196       64228+  83  Linux < Grub boot partition
    /dev/sda9           19197       19457     2096451   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    It isn't that my partitions aren't automounted, it's that I can't go to dolphin, nautilus, thunar, pcmanfm, Desktop>shortcut>device, etc to be able to mount a partition. They seem to be missing unless I go to the command line and mount them individually.

    I have been very used to Ubuntu that has this feature of auto-detected partitions(and via GUI apps), does OpenSUSE not have that?

    Also, I plug in an external hard drive through eSATA that holds my music. eSATA makes it appear as though it is an internal drive. However, it also does not appear anywhere unless I mount it through command line.

    However, when I insert a usb drive, it pops up with a window asking me what I want to do (ie mount it)

    Edit
    : When I go to sysinfo:/ in Konqueror, it shows the drives, but when I click on them nothing happens and when I right-click on them, there is no option to mount them.

    Thank you
    there is your problem, i can't see the drives in fstab. either edit fstab manually for them, or as suggested above use yast partitioner to do it for you, ensuring mount point exists.

    after that you should be all ok

  2. #12

    Default Re: Cannot graphically mount media and drives (they're missi

    @ idshark

    Thx, I will try that. I think that this is an problem with ntfs, because there is an ext3 partition on the external-HDD which is mountet perfectly.
    System:
    OS: OpenSuse 11 / Windows XP
    PC: Dell Inspirion 9400 Notebook
    GPU: Nvidia Geforce Go 7800
    CPU: Intel Centrino Duo 2* 1833 MHz

  3. #13

    Default Re: Cannot graphically mount media and drives (they're missi

    external drives are handled by hal and udev, so I don't think that yast can configure it.

  4. #14

    Default Re: Cannot graphically mount media and drives (they're missi

    So what should I do?
    System:
    OS: OpenSuse 11 / Windows XP
    PC: Dell Inspirion 9400 Notebook
    GPU: Nvidia Geforce Go 7800
    CPU: Intel Centrino Duo 2* 1833 MHz

  5. #15

    Default Re: Cannot graphically mount media and drives (they're missi

    "****", I monted one of the partitions on the external-HDD manually and now are all datas from this partition gone.
    System:
    OS: OpenSuse 11 / Windows XP
    PC: Dell Inspirion 9400 Notebook
    GPU: Nvidia Geforce Go 7800
    CPU: Intel Centrino Duo 2* 1833 MHz

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    Default Re: Cannot graphically mount media and drives (they're missi

    Thank you for your help everyone. I am currently away from my system, so I will try some things when I get back to it.

    Victor, you need to be careful. I wasn't aware that you could destroy data with the mount command.

    If you are trying to mount a partition, try following these steps - these are the safest to start with

    find which partition you are trying to mount using this command:

    Code:
    sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
    Then make a directory to mount that partition. For example:

    Code:
    sudo mkdir /media/disk
    Try mounting the partition (using this method, the command line will alert you if it cannot mount the partition - it will not force unless u tell it to.

    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sd-- /media/disk
    Make sure you change the "/dev/sd--" to whatever disk you want to mount from fdisk -l (eg. /dev/sda1).

    Good luck

  7. #17

    Default Re: Cannot graphically mount media and drives (they're missi

    Thx, I will try this when I'am back on my PC. Are these commands mounting the external-drives permanently or did I have to mount them every time I plug them in.
    In Fedora 9 I've also had the problem, that I can't start the system without the drives plugged in.

    In an other forum, I've read something about an programm called "ntfs-config", which can handle the ntfs drives.

    regarts
    Victor
    System:
    OS: OpenSuse 11 / Windows XP
    PC: Dell Inspirion 9400 Notebook
    GPU: Nvidia Geforce Go 7800
    CPU: Intel Centrino Duo 2* 1833 MHz

  8. #18

    Default Re: Cannot graphically mount media and drives (they're missi

    Good news everyone, I've successfully mountet my external devices by using the programm "ntfs-config". This programm recognizes automatically all mounted and unmounted ntfs-devices. It also let me set the access to the device.

    Thx @ all

    regarts
    Victor
    System:
    OS: OpenSuse 11 / Windows XP
    PC: Dell Inspirion 9400 Notebook
    GPU: Nvidia Geforce Go 7800
    CPU: Intel Centrino Duo 2* 1833 MHz

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    Default Re: Cannot graphically mount media and drives (they're missi

    Quote Originally Posted by Victor_Van_Doom View Post
    In Fedora 9 I've also had the problem, that I can't start the system without the drives plugged in.
    That usually means that you have those drives in your /etc/fstab file. If you want to start your system without them automounting, then go to your /etc/fstab and remove any lines that are for your external devices. Make sure to use fdisk -l to ensure you are removing the correct partitions.

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Cannot graphically mount media and drives (they're missi

    I reinstalled OpenSUSE 11 Gnome and this time I used the guided GUI thing to set up my partitions. Now they are automatically mounted - which i don't need - and I still can't mount the partitions from my external sata drive that I have all my music on (it's not on all the time, so I can't put it in my fstab)

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