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Re: [opensuse] Re: suse 10.0 and WD external harddrive
  • From: Fergus Wilde <fwilde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:45:14 +0000
  • Message-id: <200701291145.14356.fwilde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 29 January 2007 11:15, Joachim Schrod wrote:
> Ian Harrell wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am using Suse 10.0 and have an external USB Western Digital 300G
> > harddrive. When I plug the USB cable in and have the drive turned on I
> > get the following in /var/log/messages:
> >
> > Server kernel: usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and
> > address 4
> > Server kernel: hiddev96: USB HID v1.10 Device [Western Digital External
> > HDD] on usb-0000:00:07.2-1
> >
> > The problem is that I cannot figure out how to mount the drive nor access
> > it.
> In a default 10.0 installation, the new disk appears as
> /media/<SOMETHING>. Look at the content of /media before and after
> plugging the disk in; does a new directory appear there?
> Joachim

If it doesn't, see what you get by mounting /dev/sda1 (or sda2 etc if you
already have /dev/sda1 or more on the machine) as root, eg something like

# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

I had difficulty with 10.0 and an external hard-drive. In my case it did
indeed show up in /media as /media/usbdisk, but only with a fraction of its
real capacity. In order to get the actual capacity I was obliged to do as
above. Once that succeeded, AFAIR I made a new mountpoint for it under /,
changed it to my usual user's ownership and write / read privileges. Boring
in that you need to remember to mount / umount it, but actually not too much
bother. Give it a try if the official routes don't work for you,

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> Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod@xxxxxxx
> Roedermark, Germany

Fergus Wilde
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Long Millgate
M3 1SB

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