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Old 10-26-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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Cannot Mount USB HDD


I'm on Debian Lenny and having issues mounting a USB hard drive. More specifically, it is a digital multitrack recorder with a USB port. The theory is, you connect it to your computer... press "USB mode" on the recorder... and it makes itself appear as an 80GB USB hard drive (with 2 partitions) to the computer.

When I mount it in Windows XP, it mounts fine. According to Windows the 1st partition is FAT and the 2nd partition is FAT32. And when I plug a 1GB jump drive into the same USB port, Debian automounts with no problems.

It will not mount automagically in Gnome, and when I try to mount it as root:

Code:
 mount -t auto /dev/sdb1 /media/usb1
or
Code:
 mount -t auto /dev/sdb2 /media/usb2
I get:

Code:
special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist
special device /dev/sdb2 does not exist
I also tried vfat instead of auto. And I manually created the directories under /media.

And when I do a:

Code:
dmesg |grep sdb
I get:

Code:
[    9.548245] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] 156301489 512-byte hardware sectors (80026 MB)
[    9.552725] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[    9.552725] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 87 00 00 08
[    9.552725] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[    9.564725] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] 156301489 512-byte hardware sectors (80026 MB)
[    9.564725] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[    9.564725] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 87 00 00 08
[    9.564725] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[    9.564725]  sdb: sdb1 sdb2
[    9.576725] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[   94.323506] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[   94.323587] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[   94.323629] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[   94.323679] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[   94.323735] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301480
[   94.324747] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301481
[   94.324791] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301482
[   94.324834] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301483
[   94.324877] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301484
[   94.324922] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301485
[   94.324968] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301486
[   94.325013] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301487
[  436.237015] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 156301489 512-byte hardware sectors (80026 MB)
[  436.240510] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[  436.240513] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 87 00 00 08
[  436.240515] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  436.245059] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 156301489 512-byte hardware sectors (80026 MB)
[  436.249283] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[  436.249285] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 87 00 00 08
[  436.249287] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  436.249289]  sdb: sdb1 sdb2
[  436.268265] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[  455.635295] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[  455.635300] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[  455.635304] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[  456.166546] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[  456.166546] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301480
[  456.166546] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301481
[  456.166546] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301482
[  456.166546] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301483
[  456.166546] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301484
[  456.166546] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301485
[  456.166546] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301486
[  456.166546] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301487
[  491.329489] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 2012160 512-byte hardware sectors (1030 MB)
[  491.329489] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[  491.329489] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
[  491.329489] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  491.350168] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 2012160 512-byte hardware sectors (1030 MB)
[  491.359189] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[  491.359189] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
[  491.359189] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  491.359189]  sdb: sdb1
[  491.363189] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[  985.279891] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] 156301489 512-byte hardware sectors (80026 MB)
[  985.284115] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[  985.284115] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 87 00 00 08
[  985.284115] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  985.287517] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] 156301489 512-byte hardware sectors (80026 MB)
[  985.291762] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[  985.291765] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 87 00 00 08
[  985.291766] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  985.291768]  sdb: sdb1 sdb2
[  985.313890] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[ 1179.849590] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 1179.849594] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[ 1179.849597] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[ 1373.695199] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 1373.695199] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[ 1373.695199] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[ 1570.010552] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 1570.010552] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[ 1570.010552] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[ 1766.723861] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 1766.723865] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[ 1766.723867] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[ 1960.507628] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 1960.507631] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[ 1960.507634] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[ 2060.728221] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 2060.728221] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[ 2060.728221] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[ 2060.728221] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 2060.728221] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[ 2060.728221] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[ 2060.728221] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 96
[ 2060.728221] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 97
[ 2060.728221] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 98
[ 2060.728221] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 99
[ 2060.728221] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 100
[ 2060.728221] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 101
[ 2060.728221] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 102
[ 2060.728221] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 103
[ 2125.947232] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] 156301489 512-byte hardware sectors (80026 MB)
[ 2125.951725] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 2125.951728] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 87 00 00 08
[ 2125.951730] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 2125.955232] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] 156301489 512-byte hardware sectors (80026 MB)
[ 2125.959772] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 2125.959772] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 87 00 00 08
[ 2125.959772] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 2125.959772]  sdb: sdb1 sdb2
[ 2125.984232] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[ 2323.546982] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 2323.546986] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[ 2323.546989] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[ 2426.483664] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 2426.483664] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[ 2426.483664] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
[ 2426.483664] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 2426.483664] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301480
[ 2426.483664] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301480
[ 2426.483664] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_NO_CONNECT driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 2426.483664] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301481
[ 2426.483664] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301481
[ 2426.483664] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301482
[ 2426.483664] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301483
[ 2426.483664] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301484
[ 2426.483664] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301485
[ 2426.483664] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301486
[ 2426.483664] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301487
[ 2426.483664] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301480
[ 3138.430477] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] 156301489 512-byte hardware sectors (80026 MB)
[ 3138.434608] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 3138.434608] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 87 00 00 08
[ 3138.434608] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 3138.438077] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] 156301489 512-byte hardware sectors (80026 MB)
[ 3138.442608] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 3138.442608] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 87 00 00 08
[ 3138.442608] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 3138.442608]  sdb: sdb1 sdb2
[ 3138.460738] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[ 3342.782386] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
[ 3342.782386] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 156301488
[ 3342.782386] Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 156301488
I've poked around the internet and searched the forums. I tried a few things and can't seem to get anywhere. So I'm not quite sure where to go from here.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
 
Old 10-26-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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Hi,

Apparently your kernel doesn't know how to handle the device. You could check with the manufacture to see if a Linux driver for your kernel is available for the device.
 
  


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