View Full Version : [gnome] gnome-mount w/external eSATA LUKS Drive not working

December 13th, 2008, 02:12 AM
Hey folks!

I have an 500GB Seagate in an external drive enclosure with an eSATA interface. This drive has two partitions, one ~470 encrypted LUKS partition (with ext3) and the rest to another partition w/NTFS.

For whatever reason, when I connect the drive to my laptop through the eSATA interface to the external drive, gnome-mount does not start; BUT, there is information displayed in dmesg about the connection being established.

After I plug in the drive, I can call "gksudo gnome-mount -vbd /dev/sdb1" and it will prompt me for a LUKS password as expected, and mount the drive to /media/disk.


Why does gnome-mount not launch when I plug in the hard-drive ?
How can I specify where to mount the drive if after gnome-mount is successful ?
Is there a better way to do this ? (I actually wanted to specify in /etc/fstab and /etc/crypttab about my external, but I might not always have the drive connected when I turn on my laptop, thus it would fail and drop down to root shell where I can continue.)

Thanks very much guys!

December 13th, 2008, 02:32 AM
Perhaps related to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-mount/+bug/193961

December 20th, 2008, 08:06 AM

Additional information: The drive also has a USB interface--connecting by USB brings up gnome-mount.

March 20th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Have a look at :