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Re: [SLE] Hotplugging for USB hard drive stopped working
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 07:49:29 -0400
  • Message-id: <442FBA49.3050108@xxxxxxxxxx>
Greg Wallace wrote:
> On Saturday, April 01, 2006 @ 9:13 AM, Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 17:43 -0500, Mike Coan wrote:
>>> I have a Maxtor USB hard drive that I use for backup purposes.
> Previously
>>> when I plugged the drive into a USB port, the drive was recognized
>>> automatically and mounted to /media/USBDISK
>>>
>> How did you make it work in the first place in 10.0? Autoplugging
>> usually does not used a named entry but a generated one like usb-0*.
>
> Mine works exactly like Mike's used to. If I plug in my Maxtor USB hard
> drive, it's auto-mounted under /media/USBDISK. As far as I recall, I didn't
> create the USBDISK mount point myself, so it must have been generated by
> SuSE.
>
>> I am trying to do some data recovery on dying drives and I need this.
>> I just got a new box from MicroStar and I am trying to make it work with
>> all onboard equipment. In my case it could be my drives are toast.

I find the automount is flakey. Often running YOU will cause it to fail
- or start working again. Sometimes after the same update, it will work
on one computer, but not another. Add this to the slow "sync" writes
and it's obvious automount needs work.



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