How to use virgin Lacie firewire drive (mounting an unformatted disk)
I have just got a Lacie d2 Harddrive Extreme that I would like to use with Slack10 and firewire 400. The drive has never seen any computer before, so no MBR. How do I go about accessing the drive? I've put an entry in my fstab as follows:
/dev/sda2 /mnt/fire vfat noauto,user.rw 0 0
but I'm hashing that from a line I used to get a Disgo working. Obviously vfat is wrong as there is no file system on the drive. Also I've used /dev/sda2 as my usb ports seem to be on sda1, sdb1 etc. All my usb and firewire ports are on the motherboard that the manufacturer said was 100% linux compliant, which it has been so far.
How do I start, if I can't mount I can't format?
Last edited by nutthick; 02-10-2005 at 11:05 PM.