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Old 01-06-2003, 04:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Unknown partition table


Hi,

I've got a Maxtor 5T060H6 60gB drive with 3 fat32 partition. And Redhat8.0 is installed on a Maxtor 5T020H2 20 gB drive. But can't read the partition table from the 60gB drive.
When I install Redhat 7.2 it can read the partition table from that drive.

Does anybody know what's wrong?
 
Old 01-06-2003, 04:15 PM   #2
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Well, you have to either add mount points and mount the partitions to read from it if that is what your trying to do. Or it could be possible you didn't load vfat filesystem support.

what is your output of fdisk -l ?
 
Old 01-06-2003, 04:24 PM   #3
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Here is what I get when I do a fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 7476 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Disk /dev/hdb doesn't contain a valid partition table


I already made a mountpoint and the vfat module is loaded.
When I try to mount a partition I get this:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1,
or too many mounted file systems
(could this be the IDE device where you in fact use
ide-scsi so that sr0 or sda or so is needed?)
 
Old 01-06-2003, 04:26 PM   #4
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Is that where the fat32 partitions reside I presume, /dev/hdb ?

Its not understanding the partition or filesystem on that disk. Is there another OS installed on it ?

Confirm you have the vfat module loaded with an lsmod command.
 
Old 01-06-2003, 04:30 PM   #5
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yes, /dev/hdb is the drive with the vfat partitions
And I've got winxp on that drive, but I even tried formatting that whole drive to make it work.
here is the output for lsmod:
Module Size Used by Not tainted
vfat 12908 0 (autoclean)
fat 38776 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
cmpci 35240 0 (autoclean)
i810_audio 24264 0 (autoclean)
ac97_codec 13576 0 (autoclean) [i810_audio]
soundcore 6500 6 (autoclean) [cmpci i810_audio]
input 5696 0 (autoclean)
parport_pc 18724 1 (autoclean)
lp 8804 0 (autoclean)
parport 36576 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
sis900 16620 1
 
Old 01-06-2003, 04:42 PM   #6
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Nevermind, sorry.
 
Old 01-06-2003, 04:43 PM   #7
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I thought XP came default as NTFS ? I could be wrong unless you formatted it specifically with FAT32.

What type of filesystem did you install Redhat with ??

Last edited by trickykid; 01-06-2003 at 04:44 PM.
 
Old 01-06-2003, 04:53 PM   #8
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I specifically formatted it with fat32, to be able to read and write to it with linux.

Redhat is installed on ext3-filesystem
 
Old 01-07-2003, 04:46 AM   #9
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Can you boot into winXP?? In that case have you tried fixmbr from the remote console??? that should fix the partition table on the XP drive.
 
Old 01-07-2003, 05:50 AM   #10
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yes, I can boot xp, but not with grub. i have to choose to boot to the windows drive in the bios boot-menu.

I tried the fixmbr, but still nothing. It said it has a non-standard mbr, but in xp I can see almy paritions...
 
Old 01-07-2003, 05:57 AM   #11
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Was that your complete output from fdisk -l?

There should have been alot more information than that.

I'd think that it would at least recognize the /dev/hda

Could you run it again, it's (FDISK -L lowercase).

Thanks
 
Old 01-07-2003, 06:03 AM   #12
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That was the output for fdisk -l /dev/hdb:
the output for fdisk -l is:

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2491 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 943 7574616 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 944 1020 618502+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda3 1021 2482 11743515 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)

And then fdisk hangs.
 
Old 01-07-2003, 11:24 PM   #13
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try repartioning the large drive with a small partition and see what happens.
 
Old 01-09-2003, 09:26 AM   #14
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I tried smaller partitions but still nothing.

I tried if knoppix could read the partition table, and a dmesg gives this:

Linux version 2.4.20-xfs (knoppix@Knoppix) (gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)) #1 SMP Die Dez 10 20:07:25 CET 2002
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001fff0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000001fff0000 - 000000001fff8000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000001fff8000 - 0000000020000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffee0000 - 00000000fff00000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fffc0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
511MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 131056
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 126960 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: lang=us ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init apm=power-off hda=scsi hdb=scsi hdc=scsi hdd=scsi hde=scsi hdf=scsi hdg=scsi hdh=scsi vga=791 initrd=miniroot.gz nomce quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz lang=us expert
ide_setup: hda=scsi
ide_setup: hdb=scsi
ide_setup: hdc=scsi
ide_setup: hdd=scsi
ide_setup: hde=scsi
ide_setup: hdf=scsi
ide_setup: hdg=scsi
ide_setup: hdh=scsi
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
Found and enabled local APIC!
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 1593.227 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 3178.49 BogoMIPS
Memory: 515380k/524224k available (1266k kernel code, 8456k reserved, 502k data, 124k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU0: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1900+ stepping 02
per-CPU timeslice cutoff: 731.11 usecs.
SMP motherboard not detected.
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 1593.3345 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 265.5556 MHz.
cpu: 0, clocks: 2655556, slice: 1327778
CPU0<T0:2655552,T1:1327760,D:14,S:1327778,C:2655556>
Waiting on wait_init_idle (map = 0x0)
All processors have done init_idle
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfdb01, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Using IRQ router SIS [1039/0008] at 00:02.0
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xc0000000, mapped to 0xe080d000, size 65536k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=1
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:e700
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
SIS5513: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 15
SIS5513: chipset revision 208
SIS5513: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
SiS735
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xff00-0xff07, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xff08-0xff0f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
hda: Maxtor 5T020H2, ATA DISK drive
hdb: Maxtor 5T060H6, ATA DISK drive
hdc: SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer Plus 9100, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
blk: queue c032afc4, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hda: 40021632 sectors (20491 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=2491/255/63, UDMA(100)
blk: queue c032b110, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdb: 120103200 sectors (61493 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=7476/255/63, UDMA(100)
ide-cd: passing drive hdc to ide-scsi emulation.
ide-cd: passing drive hdd to ide-scsi emulation.
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
hdb: unknown partition table
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 100000K size 1024 blocksize
Cronyx Ltd, Synchronous PPP and CISCO HDLC (c) 1994
Linux port (c) 1998 Building Number Three Ltd & Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak.
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Vendor: SAMSUNG Model: DVD-ROM SD-616T Rev: F302
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: HP Model: CD-Writer+ 9100 Rev: 1.0a
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1 at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 32x/48x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 32x/32x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 32768)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 465k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
NCR53c406a: no available ports found
aec671x_detect:
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
scsi: <fdomain> Detection failed (no card)
megaraid: v1.18 (Release Date: Thu Oct 11 15:02:53 EDT 2001)
megaraid: no BIOS enabled.
DC390: 0 adapters found
Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card!
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k nls_iso8859-1, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k nls_iso8859-1, errno = 2
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
cloop: Welcome to cloop v0.67
cloop: /cdrom/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX: 28504 blocks, 65536 bytes/block, largest block is 65562 bytes.
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
Freeing unused kernel memory: 124k freed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
Intel PCIC probe: not found.
Databook TCIC-2 PCMCIA probe: not found.
unloading Kernel Card Services
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 20:19:53 Dec 10 2002
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
SiS router pirq escape (99)
SiS router pirq escape (99)
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xe483a000, IRQ 11
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:02.3, Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 7001 (#2)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 3 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:02.2
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xe483c000, IRQ 11
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:02.2, Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 7001
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 3 ports detected
usbdevfs: remount parameter error
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: Printer, HEWLETT-PACKARD DESKJET 660C
sis900.c: v1.08.06 9/24/2002
PCI: Assigned IRQ 11 for device 00:03.0
eth0: Realtek RTL8201 PHY transceiver found at address 1.
eth0: Using transceiver found at address 1 as default
eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xd400, IRQ 11, 00:07:95:26:a2:7d.
Intel 810 + AC97 Audio, version 0.21, 20:19:20 Dec 10 2002
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:02.7
i810: SiS 7012 found at IO 0xd800 and 0xdc00, IRQ 11
i810_audio: Audio Controller supports 2 channels.
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: ALC38(Unknown)
i810_audio: only 48Khz playback available.
i810_audio: AC'97 codec 0 supports AMAP, total channels = 2
cmpci: version $Revision: 5.64 $ time 20:19:23 Dec 10 2002
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0b.0
cmpci: found CM8738 adapter at io 0xd000 irq 11
cmpci: chip version = 055
cmpci: Enable SPDIF loop
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 439M
agpgart: Detected SiS 735 chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xd0000000
blk: queue c032afc4, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
blk: queue c032b110, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 03:01.
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 03:01.
NTFS driver v1.1.22 [Flags: R/W MODULE]
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev ide0(3,64).
VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev ide0(3,64).
hdb: timeout waiting for DMA
hdb: ide_dma_timeout: Lets do it again!stat = 0xd0, dma_stat = 0x60
hda: DMA disabled
hdb: DMA disabled
hdb: status timeout: status=0x80 { Busy }
hdb: ide_set_handler: handler not null; old=c019bdb0, new=c019bdb0
bug: kernel timer added twice at c019bc11.
hdb: drive not ready for command
ide0: reset timed-out, status=0x80
hdb: status timeout: status=0x80 { Busy }
hdb: drive not ready for command
ide0: reset timed-out, status=0x80
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 256
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=03:40, iso_blknum=64, block=128
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 128
read_super_block: bread failed (dev 03:40, block 64, size 1024)
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 16
read_super_block: bread failed (dev 03:40, block 8, size 1024)
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 0
FAT: unable to read boot sector
SGI XFS snapshot 2.4.20-2002-11-29_01:21_UTC with ACLs, DMAPI, realtime, quota, no debug enabled
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 0
XFS: bad magic number
XFS: SB validate failed
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 0
NTFS: Reading super block failed
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 2
MINIX-fs: unable to read superblock
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 2
hfs_fs: unable to read block 0x00000002 from dev 03:40
hfs_fs: Unable to read superblock
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 0
hfs_fs: unable to read block 0x00000000 from dev 03:40
hfs_fs: Unable to read block 0.
EFS: 1.0a - http://aeschi.ch.eu.org/efs/
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 0
EFS: cannot read volume header
Adding Swap: 618492k swap-space (priority -1)
eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
 
Old 01-09-2003, 07:49 PM   #15
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Do you have some weird overlay like the maxtor one,
to allow older computers to see a bigger drive? or
maybe a master boot record virus that moved the
master boot record, and you can only see the partitions
when you boot from that drive?

You can wipe out a drive with
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdb
and let it run a few seconds, then reboot, and
repartition.
 
  


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