This appears to be quite a year! Mandriva is in trouble, so was Pardus...and UEFI is doing its part, too.
Well, on the bright side (at least to me), it seems that the developmental process of Mepis 11.5 has already begun.
However, Mepis 11.5 will apparently use Grub 2...that means I'll have to learn about that! :P
Oh, as requested, I'm posting here a small trick to mount USB 3 hard drives. This comes without any warranty...I have just tested it on Mepis 8 with KDE 3.5 with myToshiba NTFS device.
1. Open a terminal and become root. ("su" + root password in my case)
2. As root, type: ntfs-3g /dev/sd?? /mnt/sd?? -o force
(sd?? means the mounting point of your USB 3 device. In my case, it is most of the cases "sdb1", so the line reads: ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 -o force)
That's pretty much it. In case of need, you might want to try: