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Old 10-21-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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Reboot harms hard drive after self compiled kernel... no unmount at shutdown?


Hi there,
I have a somewhat special setup that I'm working on. My Hardware is a i386 Cobalt RAQ 550. I was able to install Debian Squeeze 6.0 and compile 2.6.39.1 kernel. I use a 40 GB IDE hdd as system disk and a 3 TB hdd connected to PCI SATA controller. After installation of Debian on the system disk, I can login to format my 3TB disk:

Code:
parted /dev/sda
mklabel gpt
mkpart primary 1 -1
quit

mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1
This gives me a nice partition on the disk that I can mount without problem:

mount /dev/sda1 /home

After rebooting (init 6) I can issue the same mounting command, but it returns the following:

mount /dev/sda1 /home:
mount: you must specify the filesystem type


mount -t ext4 /dev/sda1 /home:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1, ...


Is it possible that my drive does not get unmounted properly at shutdown/reboot and gets messed up? Might I have forgotten something in the Kernel configuration for this not to happen? Help is very welcome, also let me know what are the relevant info to post here.
Thanks!

Attachments:
dmesg Output: dmesg.txt
lspci output: lspci.txt
kernel config file: 2.6.39.1-config.txt
 
Old 10-22-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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where is / ?
Also are you installing from cd or using debootstrap, as you have 2 drives, obviously sda & sdb?

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Old 10-22-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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After installation of Debian on the system disk, I can login to format my 3TB disk:
If you already installed debian to 1 drive the second drive would be sdb.
Post output of.... has to be run as root
Quote:
fdisk -l
 
Old 10-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
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I had an IDE hdd (/dev/hda1 for "/" and /dev/hda2 for swap) and a SATA PCI controller with a /dev/sda). But now I needed this 3 TB hdd in another machine and tried to reconstruct with another 1 TB hdd I had laying around, but unfortunately the 1 TB hdd is not recognized at all (for whatever reason) by this machine. So I'll buy a new 3 TB hdd for further tests and get back here...
Thanks in advance!
 
Old 10-26-2012, 12:52 AM   #5
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Is it seen in bios? I think now debian classifies hdd drives as sda sdb sdc whether they are ide or sata drives. You can check dmesg or /var/log/messages to see what it says.
 
  


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