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Author Topic: HOW TO: Mount External HDD on VL-Light5.9  (Read 1616 times)
root
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« on: January 04, 2009, 01:39:55 pm »

Hello , i just installed VL-Light5.9 and wanted to copy some files from a External HDD , but when i pluged it nothing really happend , as with the usb stick . No new icons on the desktop or whatever . When i exec as root ''mount'' it says

/dev/hda1/ on / type ext3 (rw)
    /dev/hda2/ on /home type ext3 (rw)
    tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs   (rw)
    usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,devmode=0666 )


When i exec ''mount /proc/bus/usb'' it says

mount: usbfs already mounted or /proc/bus/usb busy
    mount: according to mtab, usbfs is already mounted on /proc/bus/usb


Any ideas how to fix this , or maybe nothing is wrong , but its just me who doesn't know how to do it , are welcome .
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minimal monster
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 01:43:30 pm »

in vl 5.9 usb should be automounted using vl-hot or HAL (depending what did you choose when installing).  vl-hot mounts your usb in /mnt/vl-hot/ .

If it doesn't mount your usb, you can try to change from one manager to other.  you can do it using vasm
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root
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009, 01:54:57 pm »

Did mount it by
mount /mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/vl-hot

The external driver showed in /mnt/vl-hot
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minimal monster
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 07:36:06 am »

You can troubleshoot the automounting problem doing this:

Open a terminal, become root using the su command, and type

Code:
tail -f /var/log/messages

Leave that one running and open another terminal, in this one type, also as root,

Code:
udevmonitor

Then plug your usb stick and paste the output from both terminals here.
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