[xubuntu-users] Can't mount drives

Andrew Kane googoleyes at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 23:25:40 UTC 2008


     Ok, that would seem to rule out problems with pmount, if the
drives you are trying to mount are integral to the system.

      According to your /etc/fstab the only drives available to mount are:
1) root filesystem- already mounted, or your entire system wouldn't work;
2) swap partition- not showing as mounted in mtab, but if it's not
mounted you'd likely be getting "out of memory" type errors all over
the place
3) one each cdrom and floppy drive both "mounted" under their
respective /media/ mount points.
     Technically these are not mounted unless there is something in
them- you mount filesystems, not devices

    From what you have described so far, all these seem to be working.
    What sort of drives are the ones that are *not* showing up?
    Just to make sure- you can browse the root filesysytem, yes? Do
cdroms show up if you insert one into the drive?
     Perhaps a dmesg output would help with this- I'm honestly not
sure what it would reveal, but maybe there are some instructive kernel
messages happening...

On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Scott Eaton <sjeaton at wowway.com> wrote:
> fstab text
> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
> #
> # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
> proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
> # /dev/sda1
> UUID=e35570a0-6fdd-4da2-bfda-2222740674b3 /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
> # /dev/sda5
> UUID=d0fb4ba3-019a-4011-bc5b-9771db62f410 none            swap    sw              0       0
> /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0       0
> /dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto,exec 0       0
>
> mtab text
> /dev/sda1 / ext3 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 0
> proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
> /sys /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
> varrun /var/run tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755 0 0
> varlock /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777 0 0
> udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
> devshm /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
> devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
> lrm /lib/modules/2.6.24-17-generic/volatile tmpfs rw 0 0
> securityfs /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0
>
> The drives themselves are internal drives that have always been in the box, even in it's MS life.  They worked fine in Gutsy.
>
> On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 15:04 -0700, Andrew Kane wrote:
>> Well, that is odd...
>>
>> Have you tried doing it 'manually' (using mount or pmount in a terminal)?
>>
>> Do the drives in question show up in /etc/mtab or /etc/fstab?
>>
>> I don't know why a dist-upgrade would overwrite that latter file, but
>> under some circumstances that could cause similar problems.
>>
>>  Are the 'disappearing' drives removable? Are they internal harddisk
>> partitions (primary or logical? what filesystem?) or other 'fixed'
>> devices?
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Scott Eaton <sjeaton at wowway.com> wrote:
>> > I just tried that.  Only see my floppy and cdrom.
>> >
>> > -Scott
>> >
>> > On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 13:15 -0700, Andrew Kane wrote:
>> >> I had the same issue when I upgraded to Hardy- the icons were no
>> >> longer on the desktop.
>> >>
>> >> I found that the drives were still there and mountable by pointing
>> >> Thunar to /media/
>> >> My drives including my usb stick and the cdrom in the drive were all
>> >> listed there.
>> >>
>> >> I don't know why the change occurred but I think it's on purpose.
>> >>
>> >> On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Scott Eaton <sjeaton at wowway.com> wrote:
>> >> > Greetings fellow users!
>> >> >
>> >> > When I was using Gutsy, I could see two additional hard drives I have
>> >> > installed in my system.
>> >> >
>> >> > When I upgraded to Hardy, they left my desktop and I can find them or
>> >> > mount them.
>> >> >
>> >> > Any ideas?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks!
>> >> > Scot
>> >> >
>> >> >
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