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#1 dannyboy950

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 02:30 PM

I found this awhile ago. It seemed to come when I installed mint but I do not remenber it.

It will not open or mount and has no properties.

 

http://i.imgur.com/KM8kSTj.png

 

It however is there next to the file system.  Screenshot taken from the Computer Icon page. First one on the start page.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 03:02 PM

dannyboy950,

 

1.  To see which drives you have, click on the Main Menu.

 

2.  Select Accessories-->Disk.

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3.  The Disk window will open where you can view which drives you have and what partitions are on them.

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 03:24 PM

Yes thank you but where did that drive come from. If I did not create it who or what did?


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 03:34 PM

That is your HardDrive my friend.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 03:51 PM

Ok but why will it not mount or open?  Looking more into it with the disk manager it tests ok and shows no problems.

 

While I could not get my other screenshot to post. There are 2 listed one is the file system and I can access or browse that.

My appologies to Agouti did not mean to be short with you.  Bad day today but no excuse for bad manners. lol


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 04:28 PM

Ahh...  I understand now.  You right-clicked one of the icons on your desktop and selected Properties.  The icon is on the desktop and it's similar to these...

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...except in your case the label is ST500LT012-1DG142.  Hmm... something definitely doesn't look right.  Some Linux person with more experience than yours truly will have to answer this one.



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Posted 16 April 2016 - 04:43 PM

That is correct sir.  I have just never seen a system drive that you could not open or at least browse.

No real identifying information either other than that number.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 05:38 PM

Grrrr no matter what I try to use it will not let me access that drive.

 

http://i.imgur.com/lvRlbzk.png

 

It will not read / [root] at all.

 

Edit: Or am I missing the point and I am not actually supposed to be able to see in that drive?


Edited by dannyboy950, 16 April 2016 - 06:06 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 06:16 AM

If you Google ST500LT012-1DG142 you will find that it is your Seagate hard drive ... https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ST500LT012-1DG142&t=ffsb

 

I get a similar entry listed on the computer "page" for my Western Digital hard drive WDC WD3200BEVT-22A23T0, which I also cannot "access", this appears to be normal, since I only have one drive on this machine, and I have no problem whatsoever in accessing the files held on it.

 

 

 



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Posted 17 April 2016 - 07:19 AM

Screenshot taken from the Computer Icon page.

I get a similar entry listed on the computer "page" for my Western Digital hard drive WDC WD3200BEVT-22A23T0...

I am lost now.  What is the "computer" page and how do I get to it?

 



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Posted 17 April 2016 - 09:53 AM

Grrrr no matter what I try to use it will not let me access that drive.

 

http://i.imgur.com/lvRlbzk.png

 

It will not read / [root] at all.

 

Edit: Or am I missing the point and I am not actually supposed to be able to see in that drive?

I see, you are in the "Disk Usage Aalyzer" I don't know anything about that but it is supposed to be like that.  Drive Properties is same as when you click on a Folder or File and select Properties I believe, will look into it.  So you don't want to muck with anything there for sure.  

 

You access root via the File Manager, root and every thing else, take a look at it all again.  Root should be over on the left towards the top, or choose the little UP ARROW until you are in root.

 

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 03:01 PM

I am probably makeing a mountain out of a mole hill but this bugs me lol.  The package/tool I am useing seems to be designed for that. It is a preinstalled package that should work with my exact distro version.  A google of the package seems to imply it looks at all components in the drive and tells you how much each is useing resources.

 

The tool itself gives an error message that it can not open/access /.  Why?  Again it shows 100% useage??? Why  One question begats another question. lol


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 03:37 PM

Just use the "System Monitor" Open Menu and type System Monitor, or just look for it.

 

The package/tool I am useing seems to be designed for that.

What are you talking about here?  Please be specific if you Need questions.  Are you talking about the Disk Usage Analyzer again?  I don't think you should worry about that, use  the System Monitor as said above.  Don't know why 100% I think it is just saying that it CAN or IS using 100% of the Drive if needed.  It says you don't have Permission to scan root, and that is a good thing.  I think you are looking at root, including: usr, var, home etc.  They are all sub-directories of root.  Have fun gotta go.  Sorry not in Linux machine now.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_Usage_Analyzer

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Baobab

https://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/baobab


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 03:39 PM

Here is a good one for ya

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-analyze-your-disk-usage-pattern-in-linux/


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 06:24 PM

Great info as usual.

 

What I am trying to say is why a tool designed to do a specific job, would need any permission to do that job. The flip side of the question is why/how by what was it denied to do its job.  I did not ask the tool to open /.  I simply ran the tool in its default configuration. I made no changes.

 

You did make a good point tho.  It pretty much had to open / to show what it did show.

Possibly a bug with the tool.


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