I have just completed a fresh instalation of gentoo and one of my hardrives refuses to mount hear is the problem
It is a sata HD with one partiton called sda1 the filesystem is fat32. I have tried to get it to mount when booting by adding this line to my fstab
/dev/sda1 /mnt/data vfat iocharset=utf8,umask=000 0
but when it boots it get this error
/dev/sda1 already mounted or /mnt/data busy
and i also get the same error when i use
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/data
now i have created the the directory /mnt/data and i have tried mounting it in diffrent locations to the same effect. i am almost certian that my kernel is set up right to read sata drives beacuse i used this guide
although i never got any output when i used "lspci -v | grep -i sata" . This HD mounts fine on my ubunbu instalation using the same fstab line. Also when i boot i get this error although im not sure if it is relavent
Activating EVMS ..
DosSegMgr: Warning: Using an alternate geometry (Cylinders, Heads, Sectors) for
The kernel reported drive geometery is : C= 65535 H= 16 S= 63
The partition records report a geometery of : C=65535 H=255 S=63
Using the alternate geometry reported by the partition records.
I could use some help with this one thanks