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Old 05-28-2010, 06:54 PM
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Default How to use my usb hard drive ?
actually i dont know how to use my usb hard drive . can anybody here tell me how to , please? i mean it doesnt work with bsd
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:26 PM
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When you say it doesn't work with BSD, do you mean that when you plug it in, it doesn't mount? Or that you tried to mount the drive and it gave an error?

If you open the file broswer in PC-BSD, I think it should list any USB drives attached to your system. Then you can click on the drive.

If that doesn't work usually you can get access to a USB drive by

1. Plug in the device
2. Run the command "dmesg"
3. One of the last lines from the dmesg command will show the device name. Usually something like "da0".
4. Create a folder for the data with mkdir /mnt/my_drive
5. Run the mount command. Which will generally look like this
mount /dev/da0s1 /mnt/my_drive
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:55 PM
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Is there any easier way to do that ?
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:51 AM
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As I hinted at in the previous post, generally you can open the Dolphin file manager and the device will be listed in the left-hand pane. Clicking on it should mount the device for you. If it's not showing up, then you might be able to add an entry for the device in /etc/fstab. Maybe someone else could weigh in with more specific/easy details?
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:43 AM
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No, that was perfect. If you need any more help referring on how to make linkers in KDE for directories, a nice search on kde, google, and youtube always helps. I know that's what I did when I first started. Maybe I should make more youtube videos, and DVDs and AAC videos for download and pay... I COULD GET INCOME!

Mmmm... maybe I should, and give 50% of my profit to PCBSD.... Oh, please don't think I am mocking. PLEASE, no! I am just thinking outloud... and implying a source of income for Users and Developers alike....

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Originally Posted by thnewguy View Post
As I hinted at in the previous post, generally you can open the Dolphin file manager and the device will be listed in the left-hand pane. Clicking on it should mount the device for you. If it's not showing up, then you might be able to add an entry for the device in /etc/fstab. Maybe someone else could weigh in with more specific/easy details?
hi
a nice problem i have free aget icon on dolphinbut when i click nothing happen but with
Code:
mount /dev/da1s1 /mnt/my_drive
it load an a open dialog prompts.
but the nice part i .... but when i open it with dolphin it goesto my documents look .....


and checking /media
i have12 folder with freeagent name
look....

help plz
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:10 AM
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Hmm, I'm having this issue on a new install of PC-BSD 8.1, no auto-detection and the last lines of dmesg are:
Code:
ugen4.3: <TOSHIBA> at usbus4
umass1: <Bulk Only Interface> on usbus4
umass1:  SCSI over Bulk-Only; quirks = 0x0000
umass1:6:1:-1: Attached to scbus6
(probe0:umass-sim1:1:0:0): AutoSense failed
No sign of a da* type description - what now?
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:02 AM
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What is the file system of the hard drive?
If it was ext2, you could mount it as root with

mount -t ext2fs

if it was ntfs

mount -t ntfs

I find that Thunar as a file manager opens up these external hard drives better than Dolphin or Nautilus.
I do not suggest putting th disk in your fstab file if you intend to attach and detach the drive.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:41 AM
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Thanks for the third time today, Ralph. It is a ntfs file system to preserve interoperability with MS-Windows.

Of course after messing around with this I found that on re-booting, the external USB drive was mounted straight away!
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