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Re: usb drive issues




> 
> 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
> -- 

Mikkel
I'm going to have to wait on this until Tuesday. I have company coming in for the weekend and can't play with my computer.
Thanks for your help, I'll be back with you on Tuesday
Dennis K



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