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Thread: [SOLVED] Extra hard drives

  1. #11
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    Re: Extra hard drives

    There is a tool with a graphical interface called
    PYSDM (PYthon Storage Device Manager).

    PYSDM let's you configure the way your harddrives are handled by your system by just clicking boxes. It actually writes lines in fstab so it is good if you don't want to mess up with configuration files.

    You can find it in synaptic.
    After the installation you will find it under "system" menu, but I'm not sure.

    Hope that helps

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    forestpixie Guest

    Re: Extra hard drives

    Might help indeed - I get confused with permissions at the best of times, I have the same 'can't be determined' if I look in nautilus - but I have access to all my drives.

    Back a bit later

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    Re: Extra hard drives

    Quote Originally Posted by geo909 View Post
    There is a tool with a graphical interface called
    PYSDM (PYthon Storage Device Manager).

    PYSDM let's you configure the way your harddrives are handled by your system by just clicking boxes. It actually writes lines in fstab so it is good if you don't want to mess up with configuration files.

    You can find it in synaptic.
    After the installation you will find it under "system" menu, but I'm not sure.

    Hope that helps
    No, alas.

    I downloaded it and rebooted. Then found it (called:"Storage Device Manager" under System/Administration.

    However, after putting in my password, it opens up, the main screen is all greyed out and cannot be used in any way.


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    Re: Extra hard drives

    ok let me give u a trick i used

    run gksu nautilus

    then go to /media .... now right click on each drive and set ownership to ur username set the read and write permissions ... u can look at how i did mine for a guide


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    Re: Extra hard drives

    Purrrfect!!!

    Thank you so much for that. A great solution.

    Now all works perfectly. (used to prove I can spell perfect)


  6. #16
    forestpixie Guest

    Re: Extra hard drives

    Can we just check two things - do these 2 from a terminal please

    Code:
    ls /media
    cat /etc/fstab
    If you are sure that the names are the same in both /media and fstab don't bother and run the command bigbrovar gave for each

    Code:
    sudo chmod 777 /media/###*
    replace ###* with real name of folders in /media

    Edit - great - can you mark thread solved please

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    Re: Extra hard drives

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpixie View Post
    Can we just check two things - do these 2 from a terminal please

    Code:
    ls /media
    cat /etc/fstab
    If you are sure that the names are the same in both /media and fstab don't bother and run the command bigbrovar gave for each

    Code:
    sudo chmod 777 /media/###*
    replace ###* with real name of folders in /media

    Edit - great - can you mark thread solved please
    Thanks for your help but I guess my last message crossed with your in the post.

    As it now works, I guess I had entered the earlier commands as you gave, correctly.

    Thanks for your help. Much appreciated.


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