Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
Hi guys, I'm wondering if someone could please shed some light on this issue. I recently bought an 80GB portable USB1.1/2.0 HD. It currently has the following partitions:
/dev/sda1 -- ext3 -- 47.5 GiB
/dev/sda2 -- FAT32 -- 27.5 GiB
I'm running Slackware 9.1 and have compiled the kernel (2.4.22) to have built-in USB2.0 and USB storage support (not using modules). I have disabled hotplug since I've found it segfaulting a lot.
The partitions show up with [fdisk -l]. After I mount them with:
[mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt/pub]
[mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 /mnt/winxp],
I can properly see the files on the FAT32 partition. However, when I try to copy some audio files (could it be a problem with naming? there are spaces in the audio files' filenames) from the FAT32 partition to the ext3 partition, the terminal freezes (both Ctrl-C and Ctrl-Z have no effect).
Eventually it says that it can't read from a sector or inode or something like that (the drive is nearly brand new so I doubt that). The light on the drive goes red, the drive "dies" and the partitions disappear from [fdisk -l].
I'm wondering if I'm doing something horribly and obviously wrong :/ Please help, I'd rather not have to return the drive because I can't get it to work properly... thanks a lot in advance!
Last edited by nulltransfer; 10-26-2003 at 03:23 AM.