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Old 12-30-2004, 11:58 PM   #1
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hdd problem

My distro is RH-9, I attached new IDE hard disk (40 GB). It is in Secondary Slave.

It is working fine in Windows. But when i mount in linux

I am getting these error

[root@hari root]# mount -t vfat /dev/hdd5 /hard/e
mount: /dev/hdd5 is not a valid block device.

How to mount my hdd

when i type fdisk -l
this is the report shown

[root@hari root]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40060403712 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77622 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 16671 8401963+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 16671 49184 16386300 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3 49185 75590 13308624 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 75591 77622 1024128 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda5 16671 49184 16386268+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA

Previously it was working fine. Please help me to solve the problem

Old 12-31-2004, 12:43 AM   #2
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hmmmm......... no idea, did you format it?
Old 12-31-2004, 01:06 AM   #3
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If /dev/hda is your new 40 gb disk then you should mount /dev/hda5 instead of hdd5, to fidn out which device is you new hard drive on linux you can do it with dmesg | grep hd , that should tell you what is what, hope this helps
Old 01-01-2005, 12:53 AM   #4
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Only a guess Try to mount hdb
Old 01-03-2005, 04:26 AM   #5
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Did you post the entire "fdisk -l" output? If you did, then linux is not seeing your "secondary slave" drive. In fact, it is only showing the primary master.

Are you sure that your new drive is plugged in as secondary slave? Do you have two hard drives in your system?

You do have a vfat partition on /dev/hda5. If you are confused about your drive lettering, then I would edit your /etc/fstab and change hdd5 to hda5.

If you're sure that you have two hard drives, and one is secondary slave, then linux isn't seeing it for some reason. Start in your boot up log (probably /var/log/boot.msg).


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