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Old 04-22-2007, 10:08 AM   #1
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IDE external drive on SCSI internal kubuntu laptop


Hi All

I am trying to get my kubuntu edgy laptop to identify a new usb IDE external Hard drive with NTFS, the internal hard drive is a SCSI.
Gparted has identified the drive but am unable to do anything with it, it's path is /dev/sdb, tried mounting it but no luck.
isn't ide supposed to be on a /dev/hdx or is this irrelevant now

running around in circles

any ideas ?

thanks
 
Old 04-22-2007, 11:16 AM   #2
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The system doesn't know it is IDE, only that it is connected via USB, which does use the SCSI subsystem (and thus sd letters). You should be able to mount a partition on it, like /dev/sdb1.
 
Old 04-22-2007, 06:11 PM   #3
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ok I understand. I have been trying to mount it but have not succeeded. I have converted the hard drive to fat32 in xp's partition manager. but i then get a message in gparted about disklabeling and then an error message.

any ideas??

thanks Matir
 
Old 04-22-2007, 09:25 PM   #4
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When you plug in the drive, what does the end of 'dmesg' show? Also, what does dmesg show when you attempt to mount the drive?

The specific error messages help.
 
Old 04-23-2007, 05:49 AM   #5
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yes of course

Quote:
When you plug in the drive, what does the end of 'dmesg' show?
Quote:
[17181657.076000] sd 2:0:0:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x10070000
[17181657.076000] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 0
and this the output I get when trying to mount, could not locate the the related dmesg output;

Quote:
what does dmesg show when you attempt to mount the drive?

mount: special device /dev/sdb does not exist
thanks again
 
Old 04-25-2007, 06:47 AM   #6
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still trying to figure this problem out, I had repartioned the drive by partition magic in XP machine hoping that i would see some changes in kubuntu readingthe drive but to no avail;
30 vfat
30 ntfs
15 ext3

in addition to the errors I have mentioned previously I am also getting a "can't read superblock"

I took a look at the I/O Ports and noticed 2 I/O ranges used by ide0 is this normal or do i have to modify something, below is the part off the output;

Quote:
01f0-01f7 ide0
03c0-03df vga+
03f6-03f6 ide0
just found another,

Quote:
1880-1887 ide0
i could be doing something wrong so if someone can give me instructions from the start, the external drive is empty of data so i am for experimenting, the internal is not however..

peace out
 
Old 04-26-2007, 11:09 AM   #7
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So i copied some files onto the NTFS parttion from the XP machine and Now the hard drive wont even start up anymore when connected to Linux, it does fine on the laptop's Windows partition.

any ideas please, becoming desperate..

EDIT:
the hard drive is officially dead. why? no clue
will be back when i know something

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