Storage Connection

#1

Hi again,

I have managed to connect via SSH and can see the external drive I have connected, but I cannot see the drive on the /plinth/sys/storage page where it says I should be able to use, mount, and unmount drives.

Headed to bed shortly, but would appreciate any thoughts on what to check for tomorrow evening.

Thanks!

#2

What type of filesystem(s) exist on the drive? What type of partition table does it use? Maybe provide the output of fdisk -l </dev/device_name>. I’m not a dev but perhaps I can help troubleshoot.

#3

Hi, thanks for posting to the forum.

The Storage page currently has a bug which prevents it from showing external storage devices. Our team knows about this bug and is already working on a solution. If you want to track the progress on this solution, please check out the Issue page on GitLab: https://salsa.debian.org/freedombox-team/plinth/issues/1516

We hope to have a resolution soon. Thanks for your patience, fellow Pioneer!

#4

While it does not show up on the web interface, you can manually manage
the disk using command line with typical Debian ways (mount, umount,
edit /etc/fstab).

#5

hello my heroes. I’m new to freedombox, but used to Debian. So mounting the drive via ssh is not a problem, but for beginners, it would be definitely great, if it worked out of the box.
in case, someone does not know, how it is done:

  • Enter Freedombox via ssh
  • type sudo su to become root
  • type blkid to find out the UUID of the wanted device
  • copy the UUID and check the filesystem (vfat, ext4 or whatever you use)
  • type nano /etc/fstab
  • now you see the Partitions of your SD-Card.
  • here you add a line like
    UUID=b88dd71e-aca6-441e-a848-c59b404xxxx /media/yourusername auto rw,user,auto 0 0
    you have to remove the ’ ’ at the beginning and the end of your UUID and replace yourusername with your username.
    Save the file with ctrl + o and close with ctrl + x
  • shutdown -r now
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