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Old 01-21-2005, 01:47 PM   #1
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trouble mounting USB drive


Yes, another "mounting USB drive" question. I've poked around the forums, spent time on Google, etc.

I'm running Slackware 10.0.0. (Wan't my choice.) I have a Western Digital 160GB external USB 2.0 drive. The drive has worked on this machine before, but the person who made that happen is gone. It was formatted ext3, but is now formatted ntfs, formatted on a WinXP box. I know the drive is fine.

When I plug in the drive, /var/log/messages says it can find it. "new USB device 00:1d.7-6, assigned to address 19" (or whatever address it uses that time). "lsusb" sees it, "Bus 001 Device 019: ID 0402:5621 ALi Corp." I can see it found something by the fact that /proc/bus/sub/001/019 was created. "ntfs" is listed in my /proc/filesystems. /etc/fstab shows an entry: "/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto noauto,user,rw 0 0". I'm guessing that was left over from the last guy.

"mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb" gives me "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1, or too many mounted file systems

/var/log/messages tells me Device 08:01 not ready.

I've checked the hotplug settings, but not too familiar with those and the log does detect the device. I've tried a bunch of different devices (sda, sdaX, etc.) to no avail. Most posts I've seen on this topic show the log indicating which device (sda1, scsiX, etc.) it attaches to. My logs do not. I've poked and prodded all over and can't figure it out. Plus, as I said, this drive did work on this box before. I'm at a loss.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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My USB drive works fine...as ROOT lol...

Hi,
Try this
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

Also, have you successfully mounted ANY NTFS volumes before? On my box Im running RH9 and I had to install an RPM to get NTFS support. My USB drive works fine, but it only works when im root


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Old 01-21-2005, 03:02 PM   #3
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Re: My USB drive works fine...as ROOT lol...

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Hi,
Try this
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

Also, have you successfully mounted ANY NTFS volumes before? On my box Im running RH9 and I had to install an RPM to get NTFS support. My USB drive works fine, but it only works when im root


bunyan
Yeah, I just tried that, but thanks. I tried "-s" (sloppy), "-v" (verbose), and several fstypes. No luck. And I am logged in as root, just in case. Once I get it working, then I'll worry about permissions and whatnot.

I haven't personally mounted anything ntfs on that machine, but it behaves the same with etx3 filesystem. I have another external drive that I have not (yet) reformatted ntfs.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 10:24 PM   #4
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do you get any messages about SCSI emulation? If you dont then either your HD isnt supported (not likely) or you dont have your kernel compiled with support/the module loaded.

post your /proc/config.gz (if you have one)
 
Old 01-24-2005, 08:44 AM   #5
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do you get any messages about SCSI emulation? If you dont then either your HD isnt supported (not likely) or you dont have your kernel compiled with support/the module loaded.

post your /proc/config.gz (if you have one)
I don't have a /proc/config.gz, sorry.

No, I didn't see anything about SCSI emulation. I was somewhat surprised. Most posts I've seen mention something in the log about SCSI devices when the drive is connected, but not my log. If I am missing a module, I'm not sure which one I need. "lsmod" does show a few things, including "usb-storage", "usbcore", and "ide-scsi".
 
Old 06-03-2008, 12:10 PM   #6
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I don't have a /proc/config.gz, sorry.

No, I didn't see anything about SCSI emulation. I was somewhat surprised. Most posts I've seen mention something in the log about SCSI devices when the drive is connected, but not my log. If I am missing a module, I'm not sure which one I need. "lsmod" does show a few things, including "usb-storage", "usbcore", and "ide-scsi".
Just wondering...did you ever get this resolved?
 
Old 06-03-2008, 12:21 PM   #7
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Just wondering...did you ever get this resolved?
Sadly, no. For a while I just copied the files to another machine running a different flavor of linux and used the drive there. I don't work at the same place anymore, so I can't say beyond that.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 02:40 PM   #8
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Sadly, no. For a while I just copied the files to another machine running a different flavor of linux and used the drive there. I don't work at the same place anymore, so I can't say beyond that.

Oh ok thats cool. Just wondering. I remembered I had some issues with this back then but I cant recall exactly how I corrected mines. All my Linux boxes are running as VMs on Winsows XP machines currently (LOL yes I know I know) and I dont have any USB devices plugged into any of them
 
  


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