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Adding a third HDD (mint13) [SOLVED]

Postby stackmanpf77 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:36 pm

I've run out of space on my storage drive (2tb SATA) and went and bought another to add (also, purely for storage).

Everything I've been able to find on the topic suggests that mint will automatically detect the new drive But Not mount it.
Yet it isn't detecting it.
Any suggestions/help would be appreciated.

(I realise there is a parity of information here, but as I don't know what is relevant to my dilemma I didn't know what was needed to provide any help)

(also, the mint install itself is on a separate ssd, used purely for the OS and related applications, the two regular SATA drives are pure storage)

Thanks in advance
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby lmarmisa on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:45 pm

stackmanpf77 wrote:I've run out of space on my storage drive (2tb SATA) and went and bought another to add (also, purely for storage).

Everything I've been able to find on the topic suggests that mint will automatically detect the new drive But Not mount it.
Yet it isn't detecting it.
Any suggestions/help would be appreciated.

(I realise there is a parity of information here, but as I don't know what is relevant to my dilemma I didn't know what was needed to provide any help)

(also, the mint install itself is on a separate ssd, used purely for the OS and related applications, the two regular SATA drives are pure storage)

Thanks in advance


Have you defined the partition table on the new hard drive?. Have you defined a partition and formated it?.

I recommend the program gparted:

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sudo apt-get install gparted


Once partition is defined, you will need to add a line in file /etc/fstab for automatic mounting.
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby stackmanpf77 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:58 pm

*points up*

Thanks lmarmisa, instant success.
mounted, partitioned and formatted.
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby stackmanpf77 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:46 am

I've managed to get the third HDD mounted, etc....

but now for some bizarre reason I have two folders in /home/user/media that are causing my OS to pause on boot because it "doesn't recognise files name [[xx] and [xx]" and gives me the option to skip or manually retrieve them.

I know they're not actually there for anything, they're stuff-ups I made when mounting the third HDD..

How do I delete the folders? Move to trash and delete options are greyed out completely, and when I try to manually drag the offending folder(s) to the trash icon, I get a 'permission denied' error...

Any suggestions as to how to get rid of the offending folders?
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby catweazel on Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:24 am

stackmanpf77 wrote:they're stuff-ups I made when mounting the third HDD..

How do I delete the folders?

The easiest way for you is to open a terminal and type, for Cinnamon:

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gksu nemo


Or for MATE:

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gksu caja


Then navigate to the offending directories and kill them from within the file browser.

Alternatively you can use this if you're game:

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sudo rm -rf _offendingpath_


Where _offendingpath_ is the full path to the offending directory.
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby stackmanpf77 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:01 am

fixt.

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thanks muchly :)

edit: after a reboot, it still gives me the message "The disk drive for /media/Windows is not ready yet or not present" (windows was the hdd name i initially tried to mount it under as my first attempt was a simple copy'n'paste from a google search solution, in no way do I have that PoS OS on my system)

any other suggestions?
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby cecar on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:23 am

Please open a terminal and post the output of this command.
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cat /etc/fstab
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby stackmanpf77 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:47 pm

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=d0d68d11-5d09-4909-a138-b1dea8a00c4b / ext2 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=f34c59dc-edd0-4a0f-96c3-d6dc1e887a5a none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1 ntfs defaults 0 0
/dev/sdxx /media/Windows ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0
/dev/sdc1 /media/sdc1 ntfs defaults

(as requested cecar)
(sdb1 and sdc1 both automount without a problem, and without causing the error message to appear during the boot sequence)
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby lmarmisa on Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:53 pm

The syntax is not fully correct. But I would like to know the UUID of your partions befor to recommend any change.

Could you post the output of this command?

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sudo blkid
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby stackmanpf77 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:24 pm

/dev/sda1: UUID="d0d68d11-5d09-4909-a138-b1dea8a00c4b" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/sda5: UUID="f34c59dc-edd0-4a0f-96c3-d6dc1e887a5a" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="Secondary Disk" UUID="722A7F7E2A7F3DE3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: LABEL="Tertiary Disk" UUID="36430AFC5DCAE3E6" TYPE="ntfs"

(sudo blkid results)
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby cecar on Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:26 pm

Comment out this line:
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/dev/sdxx /media/Windows ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0


So it looks like this:
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#/dev/sdxx /media/Windows ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0


That should make it work.
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby stackmanpf77 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:09 pm

/sheepish

how would I go about editing that line in terminal?
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby cecar on Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:45 pm

If you have Cinnamon:
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gksu gedit /etc/fstab


If you have Mate:

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gksu pluma /etc/fstab
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby lmarmisa on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:02 pm

I recommend to follow this procedure.

Open a terminal and type the command:

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cat /etc/passwd


Check if your user and group ids are 1000:

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...
youruserhere:x:1000:1000:yournamehere,,,:/home/youruserhere:/bin/bash
...


I will suppose that those values are 1000. Change them if required.

Type these commands:

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cd /etc
sudo cp fstab fstab.bak


Now you have to edit the file fstab with your prefered editor (nano, gedit, pluma, vi, etc). I will use gedit:

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gksu gedit fstab


I recommend to update last lines with tese contents:

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=d0d68d11-5d09-4909-a138-b1dea8a00c4b / ext2 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=f34c59dc-edd0-4a0f-96c3-d6dc1e887a5a none swap sw 0 0
# Secondary Disk
UUID=722A7F7E2A7F3DE3 /media/sdb1 ntfs defaults,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
#Tertiary Disk
UUID=36430AFC5DCAE3E6 /media/sdc1 ntfs defaults,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0


Save & exit.

Type these commands:

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sudo umount /media/sdb1
sudo umount /media/sdb2
sudo mount -a
mount


Check if partitions are correctly mounted.

Finally you can define Tash folders (very useful) in these partitions:

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mkdir /media/sdb1/.Trash-1000
mkdir /media/sdc1/.Trash-1000
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Re: Adding a third HDD (mint13)

Postby stackmanpf77 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:36 pm

fixt properly this time.

thanks repliers for tips/help, much appreciated.
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