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Old 11-28-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
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Trouble with USB HDD


uname -r 2.6.17-5mdv

I have a USB HDD and i can see it attached to the usb bus, i look into in win xp and it has no formatting. How do i fix this under *nix, i can do it under win xp but i would like to migrate away from it.

this is the relevant output from
dmesg
usb 3-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
usb-storage: device found at 3
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
Vendor: Maxtor 6 Model: L200P0 Rev: BAJ4
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 00
usb-storage: device scan complete
SCSI device sda: 398297088 512-byte hdwr sectors (203928 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sda: 398297088 512-byte hdwr sectors (203928 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
sda: unknown partition table
sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0


any more details needed don't hesitate to ask
 
Old 11-28-2006, 06:15 AM   #2
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not sure what you mean by "fix" but just use fdisk, cfdisk or any other suitable partitioning tool, e.g. "fdisk /dev/sda"
 
Old 11-28-2006, 06:17 AM   #3
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See for the details; http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Flash-Memory-HOWTO/index.html

Example: mke2fs /dev/sda1
 
Old 11-28-2006, 10:31 AM   #4
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I can see the drive i would like to format and partition the drive under linux, still in uni now so i'll have a look later on.
Thx in advance though, as i think this will sort out my troubles
 
Old 11-29-2006, 09:36 AM   #5
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For partitioning you have Qtparted as GUI. You will need to install it however.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 05:23 AM   #6
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Thanks for your help everyone, bottled it and formatted it in WinXP using the Fat32format.exe, this also avoids the artificial limit of 32gb/s that WinXP imposse's
 
Old 12-07-2006, 09:12 PM   #7
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dmess need to be interpreted in thou ways : the sda has no protection write so you may make it on:http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=406569
plz help back: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=508377
 
  


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