Originally Posted by pixellany
If, for example, you did not create a filesystem on the new partition, that would account for the response.
Yes, it would seem that you did not "format" the partition, as it is called when you prepare a partition in Windows. See 'man mkfs' for more information. Be careful with that command, because just like "format" it will wipe data from a partition. Be sure to type the correct partition. :-)