Dennis Kaptain wrote: > > Yes this drive has it's own power supply. Yes I plug in the > external power supply before connecting the USB connector. > Sometimes the drive mounts without a problem. When I try to copy > more than a few MB of data it un-mounts itself and generates an error. > What I'd like to do is have a entry /dev/sdb1 and have it not > mounted so I can fsck. I think if I umount /media/backup it will > also delete the /dev entry. > Unmounting /media/backup should not delete the /dev entries. Only unplugging the drive should do that. It sounds like there is a hardware problem of some kind if the drive disconnects after transferring a few MB of data. What is hte error message you get? If you want an entry in /etc/fstab, then you will want to create a udev rule for the drive, giving it a specific symlink, and using the symlink in /etc/fstab. That way, if you have a USB memory stick or something already using /dev/sdb, you can still mount the drive. After we fix the other problems, I can help you with that. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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