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Old 12-02-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
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can't mount external usb hd

i have an external 40GB usb hd, but i can't figure how to mount it. here is all the information i have:

usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using address 4
scsi4 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
  Vendor:           Model: 7-in-1            Rev: 1.04
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi4, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Attached scsi generic sg0 at scsi4, channel 0, id 0, lun 0,  type 0
USB Mass Storage device found at 4
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c001 Logitech, Inc. N48/M-BB48 [FirstMouse Plus]
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0d7d:0240 Phison Electronics Corp. I/O Magic Drive
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1370:2168  
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
fdisk /dev/sda:
Unable to open /dev/sda
i had a similar problem with my usb flash drive, then i first formatted it form windows with the software that came along with it, then fdisk /dev/sda and mkdosfs. now it works perfectly. it didn't work if i formatted it with the windows utility.

i think that if i can find a program to format the usb hd diferent from the winXP utility i can make it work, any suggestion?

ps:sg3-utils doesnėt work.
Old 12-02-2004, 05:00 PM   #2
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Try /dev/sda1
Old 12-03-2004, 03:03 PM   #3
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same as /dev/sda...

and if i mount /dev/sda1: special device does not exist


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