Can't mount harddrive.

  • jk47
Posted: Sun, 07/15/2007 - 21:05
libhal-storage.c 1401 : info: called libhal_free_dbus_error but dbuserror was not set. process 5560: applications must not close shared connections - see dbus_connection_close() docs. this is a bug in the application. error: device /dev/sdb1 is not removable error: could not execute pmount Anyone else experience this?


  • thisllub
  • 08/04/07
  • Tue, 09/25/2007 - 07:09
You need to find out what partition it is. fdisk -l should return a line like; /dev/hdb2 4080 16709 101450475 7 HPFS/NTFS A line in /etc/fstab like this should do the job. /dev/hdb2 /mnt/ntfs1 ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 You will have to install ntfsprogs and libntfs9. Just search for ntfs in Synaptic. This will give you read-write access.

Check your group memberships

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Fri, 09/21/2007 - 21:24
I've seen the libhal_free_dbus_error when inserting a USB memory stick once. The cause was that the user was not a member of the right groups in /etc/group. For example, /usr/bin/pmount is owned by root.plugdev so if your user isn't a member of the plugdev group, then it won't be able to run pmount. This is taken care of automatically for users you create during the 64 Studio installation, but if you create users manually later, they might not have enough group memberships by default to access all features. Cheers!

david, the fstab entry that

  • funkster1
  • 05/26/07
  • Fri, 09/21/2007 - 10:28
david, the fstab entry that works for me to access my windows partition (read only though, on hda1) is: '/dev/hda1 /media/WinXP ntfs umask=0 (0222 didn't work),user,uid=1000,gid=100 0 0' But I'm having a similar problem to the original poster, where my sample drive (hdd5) doesn't mount at all. I'm getting the almost exact error message, just the 'process' number being different. Hope that helps. Raphael ;)

also having issues-

  • david-0
  • 09/17/07
  • Mon, 09/17/2007 - 20:08
I just installed 64studio on hda5. i seem to have correct entries allowing me to access- my old APODIO partition (hda7), and my old mandriva home directories ( hda8 ). for some reson the APODIO does a kernel panic when booting from GRUB into it. no matter, i can get at those files now, but i can't get at my windows stuff. firstly, what entry in fstab will mount my windows partition? here it is as from now, # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1 /dev/hda6 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/hda7 /mnt/hda7 ext2 user,noauto 0 0 /dev/hda8 /mnt/hda8 ext2 user,noauto 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 i can boot into windows without trouble, but would like not to have to!:) where does Debian expect to see windows? cheers and thanx- dav=-0 loving linux audio!


  • cyrille
  • 07/14/07
  • Mon, 07/16/2007 - 10:00
yes fighting with this too....


  • cyclick
  • 07/13/07
  • Sun, 07/22/2007 - 09:47
Can you give us more informations about this error.... Issue is about external SATA drive on USB port or internal drive ..... dbus running normally (with no error) on your system.