Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 212886
Removable usb hard drive doesn't mount on boot
Last modified: 2007-12-31 01:44:16 EST
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Description of problem:
The drive, a Maxtor 300 GB removable hard drive on the USB bus doean't mount when the system is booted. Nor are the files /dev/sda and /dev/sda1, which are the device files for this device created, which makes it impossible for the mount command to mount the drive. However if the drive is unplugged from the USB bus and then plugged in again, the files /dev/sda and /dev/sda1 are created, and if KDE is running, KDE even asks if the drive should be mounted.
To be exact about the drive:
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1241:1177 Belkin F8E842-DL Mouse
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0d49:3210 Maxtor
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Log in and perform
$ ls /dev/sda*
ls: /dev/sda*: No such file or directory
3.Remove the USB plug from the drive.
There's a little activity visible on the drive's lights
$ ls /dev/sda*
This breaks my automatic backup system run by anacron, unless I remember to unplug and plug back in the removable drive pretty quick.
similar to #204396
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 204396 ***