[xubuntu-users] Can't mount drives

Scott Eaton sjeaton at wowway.com
Sun Jun 1 23:53:24 BST 2008


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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