Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187904
External USB hard drive with ext3 partition "won't mount"
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:45:05 EST
Description of problem:
My external USB hard drive (which has a single ext3 partition and which worked
fine in FC4) will not show up on the desktop. If I try to browse it using
Nautilus via the Computer desktop icon, it is there but when I try to open it I get
Error: Cannot mount volume
However, if I browse over to /media/disk, it's all there and working perfectly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attach external USB 2.0 hard drive with single ext3 partition
2. Double click on desktop icon Computer
3. Double click on the USB 2.0 hard drive
Popup - Error: Cannot mount volume
View of filesystem
A similar problem appears to be documented at:
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