doubleudee1
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HDD not showing?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:06 pm

No laughing please!

How do I get my external HDD to show up as an icon on the desktop (raspbian, loaded through NOOBS) on my pi, I did have it showing before I had to rebuild, but it's not showing now?

my fstab loads it like this:-
/dev/sda1 /mnt/CCTV ntfs-3g defaults,users,nofail 0 0
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LTolledo
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Re: HDD not showing?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:03 pm

Right click anywhere on desktop
select Desktop preferences
on Desktop tab, make sure there is a check on [ ] Mounted Disk
click OK
done
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doubleudee1
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Re: HDD not showing?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:12 pm

LTolledo wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:03 pm
Right click anywhere on desktop
select Desktop preferences
on Desktop tab, make sure there is a check on [ ] Mounted Disk
click OK
done
It is already ticked, I un-ticked it and then ticked it again but the disk doesn't appear?
The wastebasket is there, and also if I tick the 'folders' box, they appear, but no HDD?
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LTolledo
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Re: HDD not showing?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:28 pm

have you checked if its mounted properly?

check the outputs of
lsusb
lsblk
blkid

then df -h
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doubleudee1
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Re: HDD not showing?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:36 pm

LTolledo wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:28 pm
have you checked if its mounted properly?

check the outputs of
lsusb
lsblk
blkid

then df -h
Here's the results:-

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 lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 174c:55aa ASMedia Technology Inc. Name: ASM1051E SATA 6Gb/s bridge, ASM1053E SATA 6Gb/s bridge, ASM1153 SATA 3Gb/s bridge, ASM1153E SATA 6Gb/s bridge
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

 lsblk
NAME        MAJ:MIN RM  SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda           8:0    0  3.7T  0 disk
└─sda1        8:1    0  3.7T  0 part /mnt/CCTV
mmcblk0     179:0    0 29.9G  0 disk
├─mmcblk0p1 179:1    0  1.3G  0 part
├─mmcblk0p2 179:2    0    1K  0 part
├─mmcblk0p5 179:5    0   32M  0 part
├─mmcblk0p6 179:6    0  256M  0 part /boot
└─mmcblk0p7 179:7    0 28.3G  0 part /

sudo blkid
/dev/mmcblk0: PTUUID="0005231f" PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/mmcblk0p1: LABEL_FATBOOT="RECOVERY" LABEL="RECOVERY" UUID="90E6-4AE3" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="0005231f-01"
/dev/mmcblk0p5: LABEL="SETTINGS" UUID="7ae383d9-d8c7-4cc1-844a-930d11d80aab" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="0005231f-05"
/dev/mmcblk0p6: LABEL_FATBOOT="boot" LABEL="boot" UUID="617B-98D3" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="0005231f-06"
/dev/mmcblk0p7: LABEL="root" UUID="21b67246-b867-4ade-8da9-503424962857" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="0005231f-07"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="CCTVDisk" UUID="5666569C737D5750" TYPE="ntfs" PTTYPE="dos" PARTLABEL="CCTV" PARTUUID="31eb5e86-070c-47fd-b91e-67bb3379960a"

df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/root        28G   25G  2.1G  93% /
devtmpfs        459M     0  459M   0% /dev
tmpfs           464M     0  464M   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs           464M  7.4M  456M   2% /run
tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs           464M     0  464M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mmcblk0p6  253M   40M  213M  16% /boot
/dev/sda1       3.7T  1.4G  3.7T   1% /mnt/CCTV
tmpfs            93M     0   93M   0% /run/user/1000

My 4tb HDD seems to be there in all?
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LTolledo
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Re: HDD not showing?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:46 pm

your HDD is there alright, located at
/mnt/CCTV
also designated as /dev/sda1 (according to df -h)

ok one other way to have the HDD showup on desktop
go to file manager
locate /mnt/CCTV
left click on the /mnt/CCTV folder and drag it to the desktop

Caution: if the HDD is not mounted properly, clicking on the HDD's newly created desktop icon will reveal an empty folder (nothing to show)
"Don't come to me with 'issues' for I don't know how to deal with those
Come to me with 'problems' and I'll help you find solutions"

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"Help me! Am drowning! But dont you dare touch me nor come near me!"

doubleudee1
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Location: Wales

Re: HDD not showing?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:01 pm

LTolledo wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:46 pm
your HDD is there alright, located at
/mnt/CCTV
also designated as /dev/sda1 (according to df -h)

ok one other way to have the HDD showup on desktop
go to file manager
locate /mnt/CCTV
left click on the /mnt/CCTV folder and drag it to the desktop

Caution: if the HDD is not mounted properly, clicking on the HDD's newly created desktop icon will reveal an empty folder (nothing to show)
Unable to drag/drop to the desktop? checked permissions, both root.
Make the most of your family and friends , your children grow up too quickly and you don't notice yourself ageing, friends dissapearing, moving on. You make plans for your future, but they can all be smashed in an instant, live life and enjoy. :)

LTolledo
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Re: HDD not showing?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:07 pm

get ownership of the mount point

run

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sudo chown -R pi:pi /mnt/CCTV
then

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sudo chmod -R 775 /mnt/CCTV
check again using

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ls -la
to see if ownership has been transferred and permissions set

then drag and drop again the folder to desktop
"Don't come to me with 'issues' for I don't know how to deal with those
Come to me with 'problems' and I'll help you find solutions"

Some people be like:
"Help me! Am drowning! But dont you dare touch me nor come near me!"

doubleudee1
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Re: HDD not showing?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:18 pm

This is what is showing after running those comands

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pi@raspberrypi:~ $ ls -la
total 364
drwxr-xr-x 18 pi   pi     4096 Sep 30 14:17  .
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root   4096 Jul 10 01:07  ..
-rw-------  1 pi   pi    44117 Sep 30 13:55  .bash_history
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi      220 Jul 10 01:07  .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi     3523 Jul 10 01:07  .bashrc
drwxr-xr-x  6 pi   pi     4096 Sep 27 10:45  .cache
lrwxrwxrwx  1 pi   root     10 Sep 30 14:00 '~CamFiles' -> /mnt/CCTV/
drwxrwxrwx  5 pi   root   4096 Sep 29 14:54  CamFiles
drwx------  8 pi   pi     4096 Sep 30 14:17  .config
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Desktop
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Documents
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Downloads
drwxrwxrwx  2 pi   root   4096 Sep 28 14:07  ExecFiles
drwx------  3 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  .gnupg
drwxr-xr-x  3 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:15  .local
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi    32858 Sep 27 13:15  log1.txt
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi   136460 Sep 27 13:20  log2.txt
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi    13175 Sep 27 13:15  log3.txt
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi    32767 Sep 27 13:20  log4.txt
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:15  MagPi
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Music
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Pictures
drwx------  3 pi   pi     4096 Sep 30 14:17  .pp_backup
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi      807 Jul 10 01:07  .profile
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Public
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi       66 Sep 25 15:00  .selected_editor
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Templates
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Videos
-rw-------  1 pi   pi       56 Sep 30 13:55  .Xauthority
-rw-------  1 pi   pi     2425 Sep 30 13:55  .xsession-errors
-rw-------  1 pi   pi     2425 Sep 30 13:30  .xsession-errors.old

Still unable to drag/drop
Last edited by doubleudee1 on Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Make the most of your family and friends , your children grow up too quickly and you don't notice yourself ageing, friends dissapearing, moving on. You make plans for your future, but they can all be smashed in an instant, live life and enjoy. :)

doubleudee1
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Re: HDD not showing?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:51 pm

Of the two links below, only one works? the other does nothing,
The working lnk '~CamFiles2' puts files into ' /home/pi/CamFiles/' successsfully, but the other link '~CamFiles' doen't work and the files in '/mnt/CCTV/' are not updated?????????

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 ls -la
total 364
drwxr-xr-x 18 pi   pi     4096 Sep 30 15:35  .
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root   4096 Jul 10 01:07  ..
-rw-------  1 pi   pi    44117 Sep 30 13:55  .bash_history
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi      220 Jul 10 01:07  .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi     3523 Jul 10 01:07  .bashrc
drwxr-xr-x  6 pi   pi     4096 Sep 27 10:45  .cache
lrwxrwxrwx  1 pi   root     10 Sep 30 14:00 '~CamFiles' -> /mnt/CCTV/
drwxrwxrwx  5 pi   root   4096 Sep 29 14:54  CamFiles
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     18 Sep 30 15:35 '~CamFiles2' -> /home/pi/CamFiles/
drwx------  8 pi   pi     4096 Sep 30 14:17  .config
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Desktop
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Documents
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Downloads
drwxrwxrwx  2 pi   root   4096 Sep 28 14:07  ExecFiles
drwx------  3 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  .gnupg
drwxr-xr-x  3 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:15  .local
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi    32858 Sep 27 13:15  log1.txt
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi   136460 Sep 27 13:20  log2.txt
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi    13175 Sep 27 13:15  log3.txt
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi    32767 Sep 27 13:20  log4.txt
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:15  MagPi
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Music
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Pictures
drwx------  3 pi   pi     4096 Sep 30 14:17  .pp_backup
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi      807 Jul 10 01:07  .profile
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Public
-rw-r--r--  1 pi   pi       66 Sep 25 15:00  .selected_editor
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Templates
drwxr-xr-x  2 pi   pi     4096 Jul 10 01:42  Videos
-rw-------  1 pi   pi       56 Sep 30 13:55  .Xauthority
-rw-------  1 pi   pi     2425 Sep 30 13:55  .xsession-errors
-rw-------  1 pi   pi     2425 Sep 30 13:30  .xsession-errors.old

A bit of a mystery to me looking at the mountpoints?

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ find . -maxdepth 1 -type l -ls
416039 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 pi root 10 Sep 30 14:00 ./~CamFiles -> /mnt/CCTV/
416079 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Sep 30 15:35 ./~CamFiles2 -> /home/pi/CamFiles/
Make the most of your family and friends , your children grow up too quickly and you don't notice yourself ageing, friends dissapearing, moving on. You make plans for your future, but they can all be smashed in an instant, live life and enjoy. :)

doubleudee1
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Location: Wales

Re: HDD not showing?

Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:59 pm

FYI the links I made are:-

~CamFiles =
ln -s /mnt/CCTV/ ~CamFiles

~CamFiles2 =
ln -s /home/pi/CamFiles/ ~CamFiles2
Make the most of your family and friends , your children grow up too quickly and you don't notice yourself ageing, friends dissapearing, moving on. You make plans for your future, but they can all be smashed in an instant, live life and enjoy. :)

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