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I'm having problems mounting any hard drives other than the one I'm running RH 8.0 on. In addition to that drive, I had a CD rom on the same IDE channel, which mounts fine, and an IDE drive on a secondary IDE channel set to master with a ZIP disk slave on that IDE channel. The drive is formatted FAT32. I also have a SCSI drive running off an adaptec card that is configured as scsi device 2.
when I "mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/scsi"
I get the error, "Not a valid block device"
when I try to mount the IDE drive:
"mount -t vfat /dev/hdb /dev/IDE2"
I get a longer error message that says it is either the wrong file system, a bad superblock, or I have too many devices mounted.
The Zip, which is the slave on the second IDE channel, mounts just fine.
The SCSI, I still have no luck with. It's a kind of strange setup with the drive I'm trying to mount being an IDE drive connected through a SCSI to IDE converter to SCSI id 02 on an ADAPTEC 29320 card with a hardware write blocker installed. I can read the drive fine in DOS 6.22, Win98, and Win2K. My linux newbie-ness appears to be keeping me from connecting to it when booting to linux.
Distribution: Slackware, (Non-Linux: Solaris 7,8,9; OSX; BeOS)
It looks like you don't have the driver for your SCSI card installed.
You need to figure out which driver works for it, and either find it
in /lib/modules/. . ./kernel/drivers/scsi or build it from the kernel