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    rhythmbox-missing files??

    Just a quick rhythmbox question:

    For example:

    first boot up my computer open up rythmbox my whole hard drive that i use for music just comes up as missing files until i go to places click on it and shows up on my desktop?

    does this have to do with mounting the hd on startup?

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    Re: rhythmbox-missing files??

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    Re: rhythmbox-missing files??

    Quote Originally Posted by adduds View Post
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    Are your music files on a separate partition?
    If so, you will have to mount them if you want rhythmbox to find them. After a hard disk failure, I moved my whole music folder on a second hard disk.
    I have to mount the drive before my music is found. Annoying, but easily done.
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    Re: rhythmbox-missing files??

    can i do this on bootup as part of start up?

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    Re: rhythmbox-missing files??

    Quote Originally Posted by adduds View Post
    can i do this on bootup as part of start up?
    You have to mount that Drive(which contain your music) on boot-up....You can simply do it via Editing FSTAB.....

    You can do it through easy GUI-TOOLS as well > http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/automount_ntfs.html

    > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=785263

    But i will suggest you to manually EDIT your FSTAB for Auto-mounting.................
    Last edited by Linyx; January 7th, 2011 at 09:08 PM.

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    Re: rhythmbox-missing files??

    ty i manually edited my fstab ..

    question on why it partially worked...

    originally i was writing

    Code:
    /dev/sda   /media/sda  ntfs   defaults   0   0
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xadadadad
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1      121601   976760001    7  HPFS/NTFS
    then

    Code:
    toews@desktop:~$ sudo mount -a
    NTFS signature is missing.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sda': Invalid argument
    The device '/dev/sda' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
    Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
    So i used this

    Code:
    /dev/sda1   /media/sda  ntfs   defaults   0   0
    Now i can sudo mount -a without error but when i open rhythmbox i still get "missing files" until i double click on the all_media on my desktop.....

    weird thing is though i can play my music from the harddrive in rhythmbox but it doesn't show the music i've created in playlists.....

    thanks for the help

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    Re: rhythmbox-missing files??

    The Partition for which you had add a line in fstab was Auto-mounting ....?In this case /dev/sda1....

    Edit:- Post the output of

    Code:
    sudo blkid
    Also
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Last edited by Linyx; January 8th, 2011 at 03:09 PM.

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    Re: rhythmbox-missing files??

    Code:
    toews@desktop:~$ sudo blkid
    [sudo] password for toews: 
    /dev/sda1: LABEL="all_Media" UUID="50FC2F99FC2F787C" TYPE="ntfs" 
    /dev/sdb1: UUID="DE281C19281BEF71" TYPE="ntfs" 
    /dev/sdb5: UUID="1e4c3dc0-2e96-44d2-beb4-fcec826014cc" TYPE="ext4" 
    /dev/sdc1: LABEL="My Passport" UUID="6258-7DA7" TYPE="vfat"
    Code:
    toews@desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xadadadad
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1      121601   976760001    7  HPFS/NTFS
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x067b70a4
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *           1       12163    97699266    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sdb2           12164       24322    97657857    5  Extended
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sdb5           12164       24322    97657856   83  Linux
    
    Disk /dev/sdc: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x358d73c5
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdc1               1       38913   312568641    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

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    Re: rhythmbox-missing files??

    Is your drive Auto-mounting...?you didn't answer....

    Replace the line which you had added in fstab on the below given line....its better to mount the Drive by it UUID....

    Code:
    dev/disk/by-uuid/50FC2F99FC2F787C /media/all_media ntfs defaults,utf8,umask=007,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 1

    Just Copy and paste this line so that you won't mistake....Save it & Reboot.

    And see if that disk is mounting at Boot or not...?
    Last edited by Linyx; January 11th, 2011 at 08:41 AM.

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