[ubuntu-za] Lost access to storage drive

Jan jan at verslank.net
Sat Feb 4 16:22:03 UTC 2017


OK Wes, sorry I added some extra on the first try, rectified it, 
rebooted and looks fine.

It now mounts on storage -/media/storage and the name remains "Stoorplek"

Many thanks I really appreciate your trouble and expertise. One day when 
I grow up, hopefully I will get around computers like you do!

Best wishes,

Jan

On 04/02/2017 18:11, Jan wrote:
> Hello Wes,
>
> Many thanks but where did I go wrong?
>
> jan at jan-ESPRIMO-E5731:~$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/ | grep sdb1
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Feb  4 17:55 
> f3274a66-003b-4812-a2c2-cbd34426a509 -> ../../sdb1
> jan at jan-ESPRIMO-E5731:~$ gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
>
> ** (gedit:2680): WARNING **: Set document metadata failed: Setting 
> attribute metadata::gedit-spell-enabled not supported
>
> ** (gedit:2680): WARNING **: Set document metadata failed: Setting 
> attribute metadata::gedit-encoding not supported
>
> ** (gedit:2680): WARNING **: Set document metadata failed: Setting 
> attribute metadata::gedit-position not supported
> jan at jan-ESPRIMO-E5731:~$ lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Feb  4 17:55 
> f3274a66-003b-4812-a2c2-cbd34426a509 -> ../../sdb1
> bash: ../../sdb1: Permission denied
>
> .
>
> On 04/02/2017 08:14, wesley werner wrote:
>> Hi Jan,
>>
>> It does not look like you have a fstab entry for your second drive. 
>> It might help to add one, this ensures the disk is mounted on boot.
>>
>> Since the other entries refer UUID let's do the same for your new 
>> disk. Find the UUID of it like so:
>>
>>     ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/ | grep sdb1
>>
>> It is that long number that looks like 
>> "c7c4041b-c5c3-45ec-9920-f90d7d42f7b9", and is unique to each disk.
>>
>> Then add this line to fstab (you can use gedit as root):
>>
>>     gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
>>
>> Add the line:
>>
>>     UUID=YOUR_UUID_HERE    /media/storage    auto    defaults 0 2
>>
>> Save and close gedit. Create the path where your disk will get mounted:
>>
>>     sudo mkdir /media/storage && sudo chown -R jan:jan /media/storage
>>
>> Finally mount it manually:
>>
>>     sudo mount -a
>>
>> Your disk should show under "storage". It should also mount on future 
>> boot. I can't say if it will keep the name "mystoorplek", and any 
>> shortcuts to the drive will need updating to the new path 
>> /media/storage.
>>
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive#Create_A_Mount_Point 
>>
>>
>> On 04/02/2017 07:02, Jan wrote:
>>> # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options>       <dump> <pass>
>>> # / was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
>>> UUID=c7c4041b-c5c3-45ec-9920-f90d7d42f7b9 /               ext4 
>>> errors=remount-ro 0       1
>>> # swap was on /dev/sdb5 during installation
>>> UUID=cacaa4c3-a800-40ce-a159-192af760eb52 none            swap 
>>> sw              0       0 
>>
>>
>
>




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