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    Default Not able to mount other drive (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) on the hard disk

    Hi all,
    Just installed opensuse 11.3 Kdeversion on my laptop. Before installing it on live mode i had a problem of accessing my other drives (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) which said HAL system policy...etc mounting error. I could access all drives with root privilege. I thought problem will be solver once i install opensuse on my system. How ever i was really disappointed after seeing the same problem post install. Googled around for the solution and got this link
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    http://sathyasays.com/2008/08/20/how-to-enable-auto-mounting-of-external-drives-in-opensuse-11/
    then added "yes" in the /usr/share/PolicyKit/policy/org.freedesktop.hal.storage.policy file. But the result was same. Then i tried these two commands suggested by one of the commenter on the same blog
    Code:
     # sudo polkit-auth --grant org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable --user your_user_name
    
    # sudo polkit-auth --grant org.freedesktop.hal.storage.eject --user your_user_name
    After this the problem got worse now i am not able to see any of the drives in the side panel. Gone through many forum and posts all discuss about external USB HDD. Any help is appreciated.

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    Default Re: Not able to mount other drive (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) on the hard disk

    Did you do any updates yet? This was a problem with the milestones but I thought it was fixed before the final 11.3 came out. If not, then the first update you do should pull in anything you would have needed.

    Take Care,

    Ian
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    Box: OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows 7 | KDE | Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 2.5GHz/core | nVidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB| 4 GB RAM

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    Default Re: Not able to mount other drive (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) on the hard disk

    This is the second time i am installing opensuse on my laptop. First time after updates also i had the same problem. Second time i ended up with this error...
    Not able to open any applications after fresh update

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    Default Re: Not able to mount other drive (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) on the hard disk

    Hi, try this which I discovered which seems to be new to OpenSuSE 11,3 since it looks like your system at least recognizes the drives although isn't mounting them on bootup.

    1. Open Dolphin
    2. Browse to root/media/ You should see your external drive listed
    3. Click on your drive, it should take a minute or two, after the system automagically mounts your external drive Dolphin should immediately display the root contents of the newly mounted drive.

    This procedure should work without requiring root permissions.

    Don't know what to say about your other system issues, IMO those are bad signs and may warrant a re-install again.

    Good Luck,
    Tony

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    Default Re: Not able to mount other drive (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) on the hard disk

    1. Open Dolphin
    2. Browse to root/media/ You should see your external drive listed
    none of the drives are listed in /root/media

    My second problem is solved after restarting the system twice.

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    Default Re: Not able to mount other drive (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) on the hard disk

    Did you check the md5sum on your installation media? Perhaps it's a bad burn.

    Other things we can check are your repository listings and your fstab so could you please provide the output of these two commands:

    Code:
    zypper lr  -d
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    Take Care,

    Ian
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    Default Re: Not able to mount other drive (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) on the hard disk

    I used torrent link to download opensuse 11.3 and i dont have CD drive. I booted from USB and installed opensuse from the same.
    Code:
    sundar@linux-dzhg:~> zypper lr -d
    #  | Alias                             | Name                                    | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                         | Service
    ---+-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1  | Libdvdcss repository              | Libdvdcss repository                    | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/11.3/                                        |        
    2  | Packman                           | Packman                                 | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/packman/suse/11.3                              |        
    3  | Packman Repository                | Packman Repository                      | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/mirrors/packman/suse/11.3/                   |        
    4  | download.opensuse.org-Extra       | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Extra       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_11.3/         |        
    5  | download.opensuse.org-UpdatedApps | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:UpdatedApps | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/UpdatedApps/openSUSE_11.3/   |        
    6  | download.opensuse.org-mozilla     | openSUSE BuildService - Mozilla         | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.3/            |        
    7  | download.opensuse.org-standard    | Main Repository (Contrib)               | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/11.3:/Contrib/standard/ |        
    8  | repo-non-oss                      | openSUSE-11.3-Non-Oss                   | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.3/repo/non-oss/                |        
    9  | repo-oss                          | openSUSE-11.3-Oss                       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.3/repo/oss/                    |        
    10 | repo-update                       | openSUSE-11.3-Update                    | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/
    No details of other drives in /etc/fstab...
    Code:
    sundar@linux-dzhg:~> cat /etc/fstab
    UUID=c6e51676-f28b-43f0-90ff-af76d08a4699 /                    ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD1200BEVS-00RST0_WD-WXE907919254-part11 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
    proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
    sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
    debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
    devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
    sundar@linux-dzhg:~>

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    Default Re: Not able to mount other drive (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) on the hard disk

    Did you run the media check on the install media?

    How about fdisk -l with the usb drives plugged in.

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    Default Re: Not able to mount other drive (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) on the hard disk

    Did you run the media check on the install media?
    I do not know what does it mean. How to do that?

    Today checked the mounting issue with USB flash disk attached on my system. It mounted with out root privilege and i could access all files in it. Here is the out put of the fdisk -l

    Code:
    linux-dzhg:/home/sundar # fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xace2ace2
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1        2550    20482843+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2   *        2551       14593    96735367    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5            2551        5100    20482843+   b  W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda6            5101        7650    20482843+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda7            7651        9291    13178467+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda8            9362       10200     6739236   83  Linux
    /dev/sda9           10201       11973    14241591    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda10          11974       14593    21045118+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda11           9292        9361      562243+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order

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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Not able to mount other drive (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) on the harddisk

    On 2010-09-28 21:06, sundar ima wrote:
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    >> Did you run the media check on the install media?

    >
    > I do not know what does it mean. How to do that?


    Then you did not.

    <http://en.opensuse.org/SDBownload_help#Checksums>

    or

    <http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Installation_help#Boot_options> --> Check Installation Media

    > Today checked the mounting issue with USB flash disk attached on my
    > system. It mounted with out root privilege and i could access all files
    > in it. Here is the out put of the *fdisk -l*


    That is not the output with the usb flash disk plugged in. That's only the output corresponding to
    the hard disk.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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