jim at oz.net
Thu Jul 17 18:27:53 UTC 2008
Robert Spanjaard wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:23:04 -0700, Jim Smith wrote:
>>> Can you post a copy of /etc/fstab?
>> Here it is.
>> # /etc/fstab: static file system information. #
>> # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
>> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 #
>> /dev/sda4 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
>> UUID=c8253db2-ac0b-4664-9e3c-837ce469a95d / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
>> # /dev/sda3 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
>> UUID=53682bbd-4fcd-4d8c-81a6-7da4e9dc3ece none swap sw 0 0
>> UUID=81c37411-73dc-470b-a908-291e03841c94 none swap sw 0 0
>> /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
>> /dev/sda2 /media/Jim,s\040HD ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
>> The device shows uip in the devices list in a file browser, but still
>> gives the same errors when attempting to mount.
> What do you mean by the "devices list"? If it shows up, doesn't that mean
> it's already mounted? What happens when you click on it? Can you view the
> properties of the device?
>> I plugged it in to my
>> other Ubuntu box, also running Hardy and it mounted normally. Whatever
>> the problem is resides on this machine.
> It does. The error is about the mount point. In the first column of
> your fstab, you can see several devices/partitions which are normally
> available on your computer. The second column lists the position (mount
> point) where they will be added to your filesystem. Somehow, your
> computer tries to add the USB-drive at an illegal position.
> You could take another look at /etc/mtab after you plugged in the drive,
> and see if sdb1 is listed there. (Proably not, if the mounting fails.)
> Another option would be to check if you have a udev.rules file with an
> illegal rule for the USB hard disk. Check it by typing
> cat /etc/udev/udev.rules
> (udev.rules is a bit like fstab, but then for hotswappable devices)
Result of that is:
jim at JimsBook:~$ cat /etc/udev/udev.rules
cat: /etc/udev/udev.rules: No such file or directory
jim at JimsBook:~$
/etc/udev contains a subdirectory 'rules.d' which contains numerous
files, many of which I looked at but none of which seem to have my
device in mind.
lsusb does show the device on the first line:
jim at JimsBook:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 004: ID 0d49:7350 Maxtor
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0ac8:c002 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 045e:00e1 Microsoft Corp. Wireless Laser Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
jim at JimsBook:~$
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