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Old 03-12-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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Question Haveing trouble mounting an external Hard Drive.


I did some research on how to mount an hard drive. and repeated the steps that I read but get stuck at this:

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ridge@Kraw:~$ sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usbmount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
       missing codepage or helper program, or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail  or so

dmesg | tail:


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ridge@Kraw:~$ dmesg | tail
[36332.014658] ath5k phy0: unsupported jumbo
[36978.152784] ath5k phy0: unsupported jumbo
[37096.044922] VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb1.
[37282.445392] VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb1.
[37314.218389] VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb1.
[37330.565969] VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb.
[37570.824761] VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb.
[37816.564323] VFS: Can't find an ext2 filesystem on dev sdb1.
[37875.283588] VFS: Can't find an ext2 filesystem on dev sdb1.
[37882.943394] VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb1.
any ideas what I need to do?
 
Old 03-12-2010, 04:30 PM   #2
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Are you sure /dev/sdb1 is your external harddrive? What do you get when you type fdisk -l?
 
Old 03-13-2010, 02:38 AM   #3
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Question Output...

The following is what is output from that command about my ext hdd:

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Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x682f8beb
Any help?
 
Old 03-13-2010, 03:32 AM   #4
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You can't mount a harddrive, you mount a file system. My guess is you haven't created a file system on the external drive yet. If you haven't created a file system and formated the drive, do that first. You can use any number of utilities to do this ie. fdisk, cfisk, parted magic. After the file system is created and formated then create a mount point to mount to.

as root or sudo

Code:
mkdir /mnt/name

mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/name
where name is the name you want to call the mount point.

If you want the drive to mount auto at boot you'll need to edit you /etc/fstab

Last edited by mrrangerman; 03-13-2010 at 03:34 AM.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 05:00 AM   #5
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Your fdisk listing doesn't indicate any partitions on it. What have you done since purchasing the drive?
You may need to create one or more partitions and create a filesystem on it first.

Run "tail -f /var/log/messages" before inserting the disk. Is a partition detected? How about a filesystem?
also look at "ls /dev/sdb*". Is there just /dev/sdb and not a /dev/sdb1?

Last edited by jschiwal; 03-13-2010 at 05:02 AM.
 
  


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