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Old 07-07-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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USB Hard Drive doesn't show partition (sda1)

When I plug it in, /var/log/messages shows:
Jul 7 14:58:27 localhost kernel: usb 5-3.2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 14
Jul 7 14:58:27 localhost kernel: usb 5-3.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jul 7 14:58:27 localhost kernel: scsi4 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Jul 7 14:58:35 localhost kernel: Vendor: Model: Rev:
Jul 7 14:58:35 localhost kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Jul 7 14:58:35 localhost kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
Notice a reference to sda, but none to sda1, the primary partition.

When I go to mount it, I get:
anw-dev:/# mount /media/usb
mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist
lsusb shows:
Bus 005 Device 014: ID 0984:0025 Apricorn
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0409:005a NEC Corp.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 03f0:0211 Hewlett-Packard
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
The entry for Apricorn is the USB disk.

Old 07-07-2008, 02:21 PM   #2
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Interesting, here are some probably dumb questions:

what does fdisk /dev/sda show? and do you have filesystem and partition support for the usb's filesystem and partition?
Old 07-07-2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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Do a 'fdisk -l' from the cli. Post the output.


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