Hi, I recently started using #! after I bought an old Dell Inspiron with a 40g hard drive. I've been loving it (the OS) except for the fact that I can't access my external hard drive. I really have no idea what's going on, so there isn't much information I know to give. The external was formated to ext3 or ext4. I don't actually remember which, but I had to do it when I had my last computer on Fedora.
Basically, I plug it in and I get a pop-up saying
Failed to open directory "av".
This has kept me from getting to any of my files, so I'd really like to be able to get in there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If there's any additional info I can provide, let me know.
Is av the intended mountpoint or a subdir on the mounted drive?
If the latter, I'd assume the files were owned by your username on the old system but your login had a different UID. If this is the case, you may be able to chown the files recursively to set them to your current UID.
new to crunchbang.
my first linux kernel build was on a 386-16sx with 6MB SIPP RAM ($50/MB!)
Can you access as root?
sounds like the popup is coming from Thunar (file manager). first thing i'd try is access it through the commandline:
blkid -o list
see if your drive is in that list. let's assume it is /dev/sdb1, then:
sudo mkdir /media/av sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/av cd /media/av
does that work?