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Old 12-13-2003, 10:50 AM   #1
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USB Hard Drive Recognition


Fedora won't recognize my external hard drive. Its a Maxtor 5000DV 120GB. It has firewire and USB but I use USB. How do i get fedora to see it? RH9 was able to recognize it when I had that installed.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 02:55 PM   #2
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Can you mount it "mount /dev/sda1 -t vfat <or whatever file system on a mount point somwhere> to
see if it's recognized as a scsi? If it's NTFS, I don't think that Fedora
will mount it without an NTFS driver (I have never done this), but
I think it might be looked at as /dev/sda (partition number)....

How did Red Hat 9 see it as?
 
Old 12-15-2003, 08:40 PM   #3
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well i dunno which device it would be (sdX). i ran fdisk -l and this is what it gave me:
Disk /dev/sda: 163.9 GB, 163927556096 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 317629 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 62415 31457128+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 1 MB, 1474560 bytes
1 heads, 3 sectors/track, 960 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 3 * 512 = 1536 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 ? 1349036118 248790908 497115833 29 Unknown
Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(350, 88, 29) logical=(1349036117, 0, 3)
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(430, 253, 52) logical=(248790907, 0, 2)
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb2 ? 1028564409 248061988 976730017 3 XENIX usr
Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(370, 26, 60) logical=(1028564408, 0, 2)
Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(210, 64, 49) logical=(248061987, 0, 2)
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb3 ? 4 4 0 6c Unknown
Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(361, 102, 33) logical=(3, 0, 2)
Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(269, 101, 36) logical=(3, 0, 1)
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb4 466120971 811312091 517786680+ 49 Unknown
Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(332, 76, 4) logical=(466120970, 0, 3)
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(344, 78, 21) logical=(811312090, 0, 3)
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 5284 42443698+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 5285 5297 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 5298 7166 15012742+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 7167 7296 1044225 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 7167 7296 1044193+ 82 Linux swap



so i dunno which would be my HD (its 120 GB, but i have it partitioned to 30GB NTFS and the rest unallocated)

i already installed the NTFS drivers, i know they werk cuz i can read off my internal drive that is partitioned with NTFS.


the only way i knew RH9 recognized it was cuz it showed up when i installed RH9 - it asked if i wanted to install on the internal or external....fedora only showed the internal.
 
  


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