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    [SOLVED] Amarok doesn't find my music until i open the music folder. HELP!

    Hi,

    I'm fairly new to ubuntu and so this is probably something that is easily sorted out. My situation is this, i have two hard drives, windows on one and hardy on the other. All my music is on the drive i have windows installed on and so i've added my music folder to my amarok library thing. But the problem is, amarok doesn't find any of the the music unless i open the drive. It seems to me that the hard drive hasn't been 'found' my ubuntu until i open it. So i'm not sure whats going on. Sorry if i haven't explained this very well.
    I was wondering if there was a startup command to 'find' the hard drive, so that i don't have to manually open and close it every time i want to play my music on amarok.

    Thanks for any help, jimmy.

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    Re: Amarok doesn't find my music until i open the music folder. HELP!

    At a terminal:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
    And add this to the end of the file"
    Code:
    /dev/sda1 /media/win    ntfs-3g   defaults     0    0
    Replace /dev/sda1 with the one for you Windows drive. Check that by typing
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    EDIT: You need to reboot after adding the line.
    Last edited by sayakb; June 6th, 2008 at 05:48 PM.
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    Re: Amarok doesn't find my music until i open the music folder. HELP!

    And add this to the end of the file
    Code:
    /dev/sda1 /media/win	ntfs ro,noauto,user	0	0
    you would actually want to make it auto, not noauto.

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    Re: Amarok doesn't find my music until i open the music folder. HELP!

    or

    /dev/sda1 /mount/point ntfs nls=utf8,umask=0222 0 0
    Some info on mounting.

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/mountwindows

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    Re: Amarok doesn't find my music until i open the music folder. HELP!

    Thank you very much for your suggestions.

    I got a little confused at what i actually needed to do. Should i have done all of those things? Or one or the other? I've tired a few of them, and in different combinations and it still isn't working. Infact it has actually got worse, when i try to open (mount?) the windows hard drive manually as i usually do, i now get an error message saying 'unable to mount volume'.

    Can someone give me a straight forwards and complete guide to fixing this. Thank you.

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    Re: Amarok doesn't find my music until i open the music folder. HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmysheldon View Post
    Thank you very much for your suggestions.

    I got a little confused at what i actually needed to do. Should i have done all of those things? Or one or the other? I've tired a few of them, and in different combinations and it still isn't working. Infact it has actually got worse, when i try to open (mount?) the windows hard drive manually as i usually do, i now get an error message saying 'unable to mount volume'.

    Can someone give me a straight forwards and complete guide to fixing this. Thank you.
    Please run "sudo fdisk -l" and "blkid" & post the outputs here.

    Nobody can give you exact line to put into fstab without knowing what is the correct device name for your Windows drive and what file system it's using..

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    Re: Amarok doesn't find my music until i open the music folder. HELP!

    okay for fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x89ea89ea

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 38912 312560608+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/sdb: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xf1ccf1cc

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 4787 38451546 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb2 4788 4998 1694857+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sdb5 4788 4998 1694826 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    and blkid

    /dev/sda1: UUID="60B4784FB4782A24" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sdb1: UUID="f7ddd873-646a-4291-9328-123f9f06316c" TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sdb5: TYPE="swap" UUID="0417efff-ba2a-4eee-81fe-10c042f78819"

    hope this helps. thanks for your patience with my ignorance

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    Re: Amarok doesn't find my music until i open the music folder. HELP!

    Did you try adding any of the above lines to the /etc/fstab file?
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    Re: Amarok doesn't find my music until i open the music folder. HELP!

    which lines?

    i followed the all the suggestions as best as i could, and none of them made any difference (after re-booting) so i removed them.

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    Re: Amarok doesn't find my music until i open the music folder. HELP!

    In simple words, its called MOUNTING a drive.
    Drives that do not belong to linux filesystem!! or portable drive!!

    The need to be mounted before u can use them,
    every time, after boot when u open the drive, it is mounted n then the music is detected!!!
    The drives that are mounted are added to /media/drivename.

    What these commands do is they auto-mount the drive for you!!!
    so u dont have to open the drive everytime u boot!!!
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