View Full Version : [ubuntu] Removable Drives

September 15th, 2009, 04:09 PM
I am new to Ubuntu 9.04 and I am having a hard time getting my external hard drive to mount and to get my HP scajet 4600 to be found. From what I have read, I should be able to go to System/Preferences/Removable Drives/Media to set up how I want Ubuntu to handle these devices. However, I do not have Removable Drives as an option in my System/Preferences. Does anyone know how to add this?

September 15th, 2009, 04:19 PM
how is the external drive formatted?it should be plug and play, but sometime s NTFS partitions can give headaches because the user doesn't disconnect it correctly when using Windows.

go to terminal enter this

sudo apt-get install ntfs-config

gksudo ntfs-config

that should allow you to use the hard drive

as for the scanner

September 15th, 2009, 04:39 PM
Thanks LowSky I will try these suggestions tonight. They look like they will be very helpful.