Can't mount drive
Hi, just changed from Ubuntu to Debain and for some reason I can't mount my library drive.
It's having some sort of permission issues and I cant change them. I've tried the chown and chgrp commands but still no luck. My user name and group are exactly the same as they were in Ubuntu.
If i right click the drive in computer and check the properties, it says owner: Unknown - Read Only group: Unknown - Read Only.
It has alot of irreplacable data on it and I need to access it. can any one help??
Ok I've chnged the fstab and instaed of saying that it can't mount due to permission it saying that its the wrong file system type. I know the drive is in ext4, can debain not read ext4 by default?? is there some thing i can do or download to get it to?
No, Debian Lenny does not yet support ext4.
You can install a newer kernel with ext4 support from Debian Backports or you can switch to a distro with a newer kernel, including the testing version of Debian.
I've never played much with kernals and stuff, I've always let the distro manage its own updates etc.
Is there any risk in manually installing a new kernal?
I wouldn't say it's "manually" installing, the package manager is still taking care of everything. There is always a little risk in changing kernels, being the, er, kernel of the system and all, so if something does go wrong and you can't boot into the system at all, it's more challenging to fix.
It shouldn't remove the old kernel however, just give you another option in the GRUB boot menu, so you should have no trouble booting back into the old kernel if necessary. The risk is pretty small installing from backports, though.
Still having trouble with mounting drives, I have a usb pen drive that mounts no trouble now I've installed ntfs-3g and modified the fstab. however i can't write to it. I get the error as shown in the attached screen shot.
my fstab entry for it is as follows;
is there someting i'm missing to make it writable?
UUID=D6B8CB35B8CB1343 /media/MyUSB30GB ntfs rw,user,defaults,umask=0 0 0
Originally Posted by Jonny87
I'm just getting back into Linux and was having this same problem with Debian Lenny 5.5 trying to mount my C drive that I have XP on, (my Linux is on D drive. And I came across a post in another forum with this fix and it works GREAT. If you already mat this will help some one else that is looking for an answer
First you have to install Libfuse2 and ntfs-3g
apt-get install libfuse2
apt-get install ntfs-3
Make sure the system see the the drive with fdisk -l | grep ntfs
you should see something like:
/dev/hda1 * 1 14387 156288421+ 7
This show that the drive is there make sure it isn't mounted
you shouldn't see anything
Now some of this it looks like you have already done
so I'll use you set up
mount -t ntsf-3g /dev/hda1 /media/MyUSB30GB
Modify the fstab with /dev/hda1 /media/MyUSB30GB
This should mount you USB drive
Now check the /media/MyUSB30GB folder and you should see your stuff and also there will be an icon on the desk top.