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I don't think you have something at /dev/sda
Take a look at /dev/sda4
Except for a cdrom and some special device, you always have to give the partition number). Do "fdisk /dev/sda" then "p" to see the complete schema of that drive.
Can't mount /dev/sda4 neither
When i fdisk -l /dev/sda , i got nothing.
It seems that linux can't read the partition table.
What i'm sure is that linux did recognise the usb disk
coz i could see it in the hardware browser as sda with
no partitions at all.
I've recently reformatted the usb disk with partition magic
but to no avail. still same problem.
Could it be becoz i've no OS on the usb disk?
May b i should make the disk as an extanded partition?
Or may be should i reformat it in linux? (if so what
program should i use and how to?)
If i reformat it in linux would windows be able to see
I mount mine in the same way as nakkaya. Be careful. I tried to hook my Maxtor 60gb external back up to a windoze machine after sucessfully mounting it in windows and lost a lot of data. Has anyone else had this happen? Try each of the sda's until you see the light flicker on the drive.