umount USB/firewire disk, read-only mount, etc.
furue at hawaii.edu
Mon Nov 5 20:48:44 GMT 2007
When a Firewire disk is plugged in, it's automatically mounted
as /media/<volume-name>, where "<volume-name>" is the volume
name of the disk. That's nice. However, I have four questions
regarding such disks.
1) How can you have the same effect from the command line?
I usually keep my Firewire disk powered-off and plugged-in.
When I power it on, nothing happens. So, I plug it off and
plug it in again, and then it's automatically mounted.
But I wish I could power it on, issue some commands,
and be ready to use it. All I know now is, as root,
# mount /dev/sdc3 /mnt
which isn't nice.
2) How to umount the disk from Konqueror?
I right-click on the icon of /media/<volume-name> in Konqueror,
but don't see any umount options. I looked through the
Konqueror menus but didn't find anything, either. (Of course,
it's possible I didn't look carefully. . . .). Should I put
the disk into the trash bin as on a MacIntosh? :-) Again,
all I know is "umount /media/<volume-name>" as root.
3) How to umount the disk from the command line?
To use the umount command, you need to be root or to use sudo,
but I suppose a normal user should be able to umount
the disk. . . .
4) How to mount a particular disk read-only?
I distinguish plugin disks by their volume names
and I want some of them to be mounted read-only.
(Again, all I know is "mount -o ro /dev/sdc3 . . ." )
I searched the net for information, but I didn't know
what to search for in the first place. . . . I'm willing
to read, so any pointers to documentations would be
Oh, and I use the standard KDE packages that come with
the testing distribution of Debian.
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