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Old 04-13-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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Western Digital My Passport 650GB External Drive trouble mounting....


As stated above. Running FC14 with a clean install.
Here's the fdisk -l output:
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[root@Wayne mnt]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00638cbf

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 1026047 512000 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1026048 312580095 155777024 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/dm-0: 53.7 GB, 53687091200 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 6527 cylinders, total 104857600 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-1: 4160 MB, 4160749568 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 505 cylinders, total 8126464 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-2: 101.6 GB, 101636374528 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12356 cylinders, total 198508544 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-2 doesn't contain a valid partition table

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Now the dm-2 at the bottom is the external drive that OS is recognizing..I assume at least.

When I try to mount I get this:
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[root@Wayne mnt]# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/dm-2 /mnt/usbdrive
Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.
The volume may be already mounted, or another software may use it which
could be identified for example by the help of the 'fuser' command.

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Any help guys?

-Wayne

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Old 04-13-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
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That means that the drive is already mounted.

Many desktop environments automatically mount drives when they're plugged in.
 
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Passport has 2 parts 1 has setup software for wins and mac, not sure about linux, but if you tried to format the 1st part it'll have 2nd unreadable.
Find model # go to passport downloads get reair utility.
repair on wins or mac machine, not sure if it will repair in linux.
Another thing is by default it's formatted fat32.
 
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Passport has 2 parts 1 has setup software for wins and mac, not sure about linux, but if you tried to format the 1st part it'll have 2nd unreadable.
Find model # go to passport downloads get reair utility.
repair on wins or mac machine, not sure if it will repair in linux.
Another thing is by default it's formatted fat32.
If the OP wants to use it like a simple hard drive, wouldn't the best option be to wipe and reformat?

EDIT: I searched about it, and it looks like WD puts some stupid software on their drives that is almost impossible to remove.

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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I think it's possible, but simpler to just set it up on wins machine then it is useable on linux, if setup on mac you might have to install hfsutils.

I tried erasing to format this weekend and after erasing it came up device busy
Luckily somehow the mac disk utility and wd passport utility recovered it.

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #6
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That means that the drive is already mounted.

Many desktop environments automatically mount drives when they're plugged in.
You are correct. I found the drive under the Disk Utility tool. However something is still not right with the drive. I originally used it on a Windows 7 box, formatted NTFS. But under Disk Utility it's still stating that it is an unknown volume. Any idea why the drive is still unusable?

-Wayne
 
Old 04-13-2011, 04:19 PM   #7
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Most likely op has set to automount. I think the setup process only gives op oportunity to password protect device
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=996870

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:25 PM   #8
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Most likely op has set to automount. I think the setup process only gives op oportunity to password protect device
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=996870
I just remembered the device is password protected. So is there a way other than reformatting to get around that? That might be the problem I'm having!!! :/

This sounds like a question for WD support.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/t365282...en_wd_passport
 
  


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