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Desktop in an unmounted state on fedora! How can I fix this?

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A little while ago, I tried to install Google Earth. It told me there was a file conflict so I forced it. Then, I decided I didn't want it and uninstalled it. Now, my external USB hard disk isn't mounting and
I can't make it mount at all.

It used to be I'd leave it plugged in and it would show up on my desktop in an unmounted state. I'd click it and it would mount. Now, it's nowhere to be found.

Did I just really screw up or is this reversable?

posted Jun 2, 2013 by anonymous

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This kind of thing has happened to me rarely, both on Fedora and Debian-based systems. *Almost* always, it's a permissions thing.

Watch your logs as you plug in your usb drive. Was it recognized? Is there something there saying that sdb (or c or d or whatever) was seen, and that there's a /dev/sdb1 or whatever?

If so, try to mount in manually as root. Did that work? If it did, then your problem is almost certainly a permissions issue.

answer Jun 2, 2013 by anonymous
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You could try:

yum reinstall filesystem

(it's the filesystem pkg google earth rpm has conflicts with)

answer Jun 2, 2013 by anonymous
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