USB mount and reading problem


#1

Hi Everyone,

Hope I’m not in the wrong place but I couldn’t find an answer on the GhostBSD forum since I’m running it with the MATE desktop. I’m also a newbie and switched from Linux to BSD and not that particularly savvy with the terminal :frowning:

I can’t mount USB thumb drives and hard drives. I mostly operation not supported by device.

I’m also not sure which information to show here. Any help or pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,


#2

Did you use Linux to format these USB thumb-drives?


#3

Nope, sorry, I should have said. Some of them are FAT32 and others Apple’s system. I wanted to switch everything over. I do need to go back and forth once in a while with a Mac.

Thanks


#4

I haven’t installed the latest Trident yet (I’m still on the TrueOS 2018-03 train) So I’m not sure if it still exists. If you get a chance go to the App Cafe and search for “Disk Manager” that is a GUI utility that makes disk management very easy and doesn’t require a terminal.


#5

Gotcha, I couldn’t find it be OctoPkg acts up if I close and try to restart it. I’ll do that tomorrow first thing. Thanks again!


#6

In TrueOS (Trident) you can open your /.autofs to get your mounted volumes.

Though here sometimes I have to stop/restart automount and/or automountd services some times to get it to work properly.


#7

Thanks Sergio, I can’t find that folder, even when displaying hidden files. Do you know where it lies?

Thanks


#8

ls -ls ./autofs


#9

They must be doing things differently on GhostBSD. I get this: No such file or directory


#10

you are correct. GhostBSD and Project Trident do things differently.

See if this program is available

pc-diskmanager


#11

Wow, thanks RodMeyers, it is. I ran it in Admin mode via the command prompt. It shows all the volumes even though the computer says it can’t mount them. I’m trying to find a way to mount it from the program.

Thanks for that app!


#12

I mount some things via command line. at times simpler than anything else


#13

LOL, I’ve never been more intelligently coaxed towards the terminal than how you;re doing it :slight_smile: Thanks Rod!

I’m looking up how to do it. I guess I need to figure out how to automount next.


#14

make sure you have the fuse addons installed.

for me, at times command line is quicker.


#15

When you have trouble mounting USB drives, check Section 17.4 of the FreeBSD Handbook. Here is a link as of January 2019:

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/usb-disks.html

Rod Myers commented on fuse (file system in user space) because it acts as a go-between to translate alternative file systems and let you access them. Fuse will let you access drives formatted with Micro$oft’s NTFS.


#16

Thanks Ian, I’m looking into and following your link. I appreciate your input a lot. Cheers!


#17

Thanks Rod, I thought I had but I can’t see. I’ll reboot and see if it’s back. So far I see the drives. I just got back from a trip and will sink my teeth into this. Cheers!