External HD mounting

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External HD mounting

Postby bgast1 on Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:45 pm

With Gnome my external hard drive always mounts and is seen on my desktop. With KDE I always have to go to computer to mount it. This is not a huge problem except that it takes forever for my Amarok library to rebuild itself. Is there a way to make it mount at boot?
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Re: External HD mounting

Postby DataMan on Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:15 am

Move the library to an internal.... :D ??

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Re: External HD mounting

Postby bgast1 on Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:43 pm

My internal HD is only 250 GB. Not large enough for my collection. But I just figured out a suitable work around. I didn't have much time to play around last night, but I found that if I mount the drive before I open Amarok, that Amarok maintains my collection.
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Re: External HD mounting

Postby DataMan on Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:22 pm

You've got to move that 1.5TB to an internal :D .

Glad it worked out without a major upheaval.

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Re: External HD mounting

Postby kansasnoob on Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:14 pm

Try simply installing "pmount" from Package manager.

Brief description from synaptic:

mount removable devices as normal user
pmount is a wrapper around the standard mount program which permits normal
users to mount removable devices without a matching /etc/fstab entry. This
provides a robust basis for automounting frameworks like GNOME's Utopia
project and confines the amount of code that runs as root to a minimum.

This package also contains a wrapper "pmount-hal" which reads some
information like device labels and mount options from hal and passes
them to pmount. Install the package "hal" if you want to use this
feature.

If a LUKS capable cryptsetup package is installed, pmount is able to
transparently mount encrypted volumes.

Canonical does not provide updates for pmount. Some updates may be provided by the Ubuntu community.
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