Re: Can't scan new disk
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:10:11 -0600
- From: Mark Allums <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Can't scan new disk
On 2/24/19 2:26 PM, David Christensen wrote:
On 2/24/19 6:42 AM, Mark Allums wrote:
Any advice as to how to stop the auto-mounter, gvfsd, or fuse, etc.
from tying up my disk, or how to get fsck to scan it?
Use an OS and/or desktop that do not have automatic mounting. I use
Debian Stable with Xfce. One of the first things I do after
installation is to disable automounting via Thunar (Xfce file manager).
If that does not work, make your own Debian console-only live USB stick
-- download the latest Debian Stable installer, burn it to media,
connect a 16+ GB USB 3.0 flash drive, wipe the flash drive, power down,
completely disconnect all HDD's and SSD's (power and data cables for
internal drives, USB, Firewire, etc., cables for external drives), leave
the USB flash drive connected, boot the install media, start the Debian
installer, install to the USB flash drive, at the "Choose software to
install" menu select "SSH server" and "standard system utilities" only,
finish the install, reboot into the USB flash drive, remove the install
media, SSH in from another machine, connect your USB dock and disk, and
This is not satisfactory. Surely there is a way to neutralize a running
gvfsd/fuse mount on a device without reinstalling to whole OS.