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Old 12-03-2005, 11:35 AM   #1
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Mounting ide and usb


Hello All!

I have some problem on which I need your help ...

First my ide mounting case:

in the primary controller of my motherboard i have 2 hd.

the master hd has 2 primary partitions in it - one is
the NTFS and the other is the Extended which is partitioned in 4 logical sections - the first 2 for FAT32 and the rest 2 is used as / and swap - under Slackware.

the slave disk is used for Solaris 8. i have no problem
in using the OS but how may i mount my master hd (the
FAT32 partitions).

under /dev/rdsk - i can see

c0d0p0 - c0d0p1 - c0d0pN
and
c0d0s1 - upto - c0d0s15

there are other entries also. but they point to the other
controlers.

Second - how may i mount usb devices (flash disks) ?

when i plug it in - i see similar type of entries and
i have tried

mount -F pcfs /dev/rdsk/c3t0d0s2 /mnt

i forgot the exact mesg - but it says that the device is
not a block device or something like this.

when i use iostat -En the disk is detected nicely
including its chip (san disk - cruser micro).

would someone PLEASE tell me what am i missing here ...
it is really making me crazy ...

Thanks in Advance
 
Old 12-03-2005, 01:26 PM   #2
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Your extended fat32 partitions should be named /dev/dsk/c0d0p0:2 and /dev/dsk/c0d0p0:3

Your usb flash disk should just be mounted automatically.
With non recent Solaris releases, restart vold while the device is plugged in:

Code:
/etc/init.d/volmgt stop
/etc/init.d/volmgt start
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:38 AM   #3
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Thanks!

Now I can access HDD partition. But still no luck with the USB.
When ever I try to start vold after I have stopped it - the process
seems to be still running and thus an error message occures.

Later on when I again try to start it after stopping it - the system
shows "core dump". Showing syncing filesystem, it goes for reboot.

Also if my USB disk is plugged in when I start Solaris - The
system shows similar behaviour every time - I mean it dont load
and keeps on rebooting after its done with core dump.

I first thought that may be for some reason the filesystem in the
USB disk is not readable by Solaris and reformatted it with FAT32
filesystem. but still no luck and the same behaviour of Solaris.

Any help is highly appriciable. And Thanks for your help Jilliagre.
I will go through the docs I have collected regarding partitions and
slices.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 07:12 AM   #4
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What Solaris version are you using ?

You should check against the last Solaris Express release (if you are not yet using it), possibly with one of the live distros, the problem may be due some pcfs bug that have been corrected on that branch.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 02:52 PM   #5
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Sorry! My Appology.

Its SunOS and the version is 5.8 Generic 108529-05

Also the 1st extended partition is not accessible
as c0d0p0:2 but the 2nd extended drive is accessible
as above. So i have tried c0d0p0:1 and then it says not
a FAT32 part.

And still no luck with usb. now its giving me
I/O error. when I try to use

mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c2t0d0s2 /mnt

I have applied some patches found from Sun for 5.8

Would someone PLS tell me ...
What is it that I am missing ...

Here, in our country I heavily lack all kind of
resources for Solaris and its similarities ...

Thanks in Advance.
 
Old 12-07-2005, 01:47 AM   #6
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Try with a live distro like schillix to see if your partition is visible with a recent kernel.
 
  


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