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Old 01-01-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Post Hard drive fine under Windows but corrupted under Linux


I have a 250GB Seagate hard-drive from a previous laptop. It has served me very well until I plugged it in while using Backtrack 5, where it gave me an exit code 13 but I was able to recover the data that I needed.

However, I have had problems trying to partition it using ext2 file system. Each time I use Windows to format it using NTFS or exFAT it works fine. But as soon as I plug it into my regular distro, Mint 14 Nadia, I'm able to mount it, use it and then unmount it. I then remove the USB cable and then try to use it again but then I'm presented with a "Unable to mount location error".

I have also tried formatting using GParted but each time I do, after the format, the partition is reported as an unknown file system. It was however ok under GParted in Backtrack 5 Live USB but as soon I use an installed Linux OS, the partition becomes lost again.

I'm really lost for ideas and would be grateful for any answers. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-01-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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The problem may lie in the udev configuration in Linux Mint. Udev controls the hot-plug events, and if not configured properly could produce the results you experience.

Try one or more livecds of other Linux distros. Boot with the drive plugged in, then unmount the drive and unplug the drive. Then plug the drive in again.

Can you mount it properly?

If so, I think that will prove the problem lies in the udev configuration in Linux Mint.
 
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:27 AM   #3
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Post the output of 'sudo fdisk -l', and give us a laugh, and something to go on:-P.

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edited out.

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Old 01-02-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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The problem may lie in the udev configuration in Linux Mint. Udev controls the hot-plug events, and if not configured properly could produce the results you experience.

Try one or more livecds of other Linux distros. Boot with the drive plugged in, then unmount the drive and unplug the drive. Then plug the drive in again.

Can you mount it properly?

If so, I think that will prove the problem lies in the udev configuration in Linux Mint.
Appears you were right. Thank you. Though until I can learn writing udev rules, I'll leave the drive Windows only NTFS for now. +1 rep.
 
  


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