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Iomega 2TB USB drive



Hi All

I am still trying to get this USB drive to show up as an icon on the desktop and to show up under the toolbar 'Places' like my 8GB USB memory stick and my /new-disk hdb (115GB internal drive). I am using Debian Lenny with Gnome as a desktop.
Here is my 'mount' display

/dev/sda1 on / type ntfs (rw,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
procbususb on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
/dev/hdb on /new-disk type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) /dev/sdb1 on /media/KINGSTON type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=lower,uid=1000)
After I type 'mount /dev/sda1 /mnt here is my "mount" display
/dev/sda1 on / type ntfs (rw,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
procbususb on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
/dev/hdb on /new-disk type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) /dev/sdb1 on /media/KINGSTON type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=lower,uid=1000)
/dev/sda1 on /mnt type ntfs (rw)

So if I read this right the device is mounted.



Here is my 'fstab'
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda1       /               ext3    errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hda5       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/hdd        /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/hdb    /new-disk    ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro    0    1
/dev/sda1    /        ntfs    defaults,errors=remount-ro    0    1

And here is my 'mtab'
/dev/sda1 / ntfs rw,errors=remount-ro 0 0
tmpfs /lib/init/rw tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
procbususb /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
fusectl /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw 0 0
/dev/hdb /new-disk ext3 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 0
binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0 /dev/sdb1 /media/KINGSTON vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=lower,uid=1000 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt ntfs rw 0 0

/dev/sda1 is present in both. I noticed that I don't have a 'label' for sda1. How do I 'label' it without reformatting the drive? I don't know if this has anything to do with displaying the icon but it doesn't hurt to ask those who are more proficient in things like this.

Secondly when I tried to follow the advice give to me by previous respondents I 'lost' Kingston USB stick display. The only way I can get it to show up is to select an earlier boot option. How do I 'delete' the first boot option or at least move the last option to the top of the list.

Thirdly -- is there somewhere or somehow of capturing the messages that flash across the screen when booting up -- I see something that tells me that USB port 1 cant be enumerated and several other messages that may have something to do with my problem.

I do not believe it is a hardware problem because booting a live distro on this computer such as Ubuntu shows the USB drive and it is accessible.

Last thing -- what would I use to change the permissions on the sda1? My /dev/sdb1 (Kingston) shows 'user' as owner and group as root -- is 'permissions' a possible cause of my problem? Also looking at /mnt shows 'root' can access files only, group is root without access and others have no access. chmod 700 /mnt says 'read only file system' ls -ld /mnt shows

dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 2010-09-17 08:53 /mnt


Sorry is this is overly long but I would really like to resolve this problem so I can use this drive as storage.

Thanks

John


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