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I've just come from Sabayon Linux, where my backup drive was recognised without problems. Now after installing Spring, all I get when I try to access my music, emails, favourites etc is:


error - konqueror


org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed auth_admin_keep_always <- (action, result)


So all my 100+ GB is unavailable to me at the moment, any advice would be greatly appreciated!



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Is it a USB drive or what? What is the filesystem on the drive? What does dmesg show when you attach the drive?

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Hi Greg2,

here's the output:


[root@localhost rhawkins]# cat /etc/fstab
# Entry for /dev/sdb1 :
UUID=76ae370d-6769-4e5f-a3e9-d97ca2385ab4 / ext3 relatime 1 1
# Entry for /dev/sdb6 :
UUID=b2d8f8ed-b886-412e-ab0d-1ebe960ad75b /home ext3 relatime 1 2
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,exec,flush 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sdb5 :
UUID=980f01f2-f727-47a9-98da-7f68ae956eda swap swap defaults 0 0

[root@localhost rhawkins]# mount
/dev/sdb1 on / type ext3 (rw,relatime)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
/dev/sdb6 on /home type ext3 (rw,relatime)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
nfsd on /proc/fs/nfsd type nfsd (rw)
[root@localhost rhawkins]#


Thanks :unsure:

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Check your user id - chances are you just don't have access to the folder anymore because it was a different uid. You could just simply do:


chown -R user:user /home/username


for example to reset it. Of course, if it's a different path to the folder, then change /home/username to wherever the files are located.

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Do you have two SATA HDD mounted internally? If so, how do you have them connected to your MB? I don't see any /dev/sda and I'm not sure why. :huh:


Please post the output of

fdisk -l

When you installed your system, did you intend to install it to /dev/sdb?

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