Possible to mount external drive via software?

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  1. ppc_michael Guest

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    This is no huge problem, just something that could make my life easier.

    After I "eject" an external hard drive (or iPod, etc), is it possible to re-mount the disk using software? Like, using mount in Terminal or something?

    Currently I have to physically unplug/replug the drive, and I dislike movement.
     
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    You can, using Disk Utility (in your Utilities Folder). Just select the volume and hit the mount button in the toolbar.
     
  3. ppc_michael thread starter Guest

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    Interesting, how so? Ejected drives don't show up in the list that shows disks/volumes.
     
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    Hmm...It works for me with my external firewire drive. If I eject in the Finder, I can open up Disk Utility and the disk and it's volumes are still there. I haven't tried it with an iPod, though.
     
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    Interesting little trick. Works for me on my PPC iBook with USB External Hard Drive connected.
     
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    Aw, it doesn't work with my 500GB LaCie. Oh well. Must just be me then.
     
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    I've got a (slightly smaller) LaCie here as well. Just to be sure, you are just ejecting the drive in the Finder and not turning off the drive, correct?

    Also, did you try it with both of the machines in your sig? (I'm on a PPC here, so maybe this could be an Intel issue?)
     
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    The problem is that those LaCie drives turn off when you eject them.
     
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    Hmm...mine doesn't. Maybe the OP has a newer model than mine, though.
     
  10. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    You solved your own question.
     
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    granted the only time I unmount my drive is when running tech tool or something, and really it's the software not me that unmounts and mounts it. I have not had any issues though re-mounting the drive
     
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