question on mounting of external drives

Donn donn.ingle at
Sat Apr 26 13:05:36 UTC 2008

> like /media/disk, /media/disk-1, /media/disk-2, etc... and now nothing. The
> device notifier doesn't even notify me a new drive has been attached. Any
> one else having the same problem or anyone have any suggestions for me?
Plug it in and open a konsole. type: dmesg, then look for the device it 
detects the drive as (/dev/sd something). Try to manually mount that with
mount /dev/sdX /media/blah
(where X is whatever and blah is a folder that exists)
Any errors from that will help you diagnose things.

I have also found that Dolphin does a better job of mounting drives than 
Konqueror, for some reason.


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