not a valid block device on a USB LaCie drive which formerly mounted
I have a LaCie BigDisk Extreme attached through USB on my RedHat system.
This disk has never mounted on boot up. I had to wait until the boot up was complete, complete /etc/fstab with mount information for the partitions on the disk and then mount the partitions.
Sometime during the last week, the partitions became unmounted and I can no longer get them mounted.
The system sees the device on reboot. From dmesg
Vendor: LaCie Model: BigDisk Extreme Rev:
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revisiuon: 02
Attached scsi disk sdb at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sdb: ...
sdb:<6>kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
The device should have five mountable partitions.
"fdisk -l" only shows partitions for /dev/sda
"fdisk /dev/sdb" returns "Unable to open /dev/sdb"
I am running RedHat 2.4.21-53.ELsmp on the system.
How do I attach to this disk again?