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Old 11-25-2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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Problem with External Firewire HDD

hello ,

i have bought recently an Vipower enclosour and an toshiba 2.5'' hard disk.
This combination seems to work fine under Windows as a fat32 partition.
When i try to mount it under my Suse 9.3 64 bit i get the following error :

"mount /dev/sdb1
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

at the fstab i have : "/dev/sdb1 /home/nic/vipower vfat noauto,users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0"

when i type: dmesg | tail i get :

elab11:/home/nic # dmesg | tail
cdrom: open failed.
cdrom: open failed.
cdrom: open failed.
cdrom: open failed.
cdrom: open failed.
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
FAT: invalid media value (0x40)
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sdb1

Also if i use the cfdisk or fdisk to format the drive it crashes and do nothing.Even if i press ctrl-C nothing happens. I used Yast2 and PArtitioner to create a new partition i get the error:
"Operation not permitted at /dev/sdb .. "

Has anybody a clue?

Last edited by niikos; 11-25-2005 at 01:28 PM.
Old 11-26-2005, 06:19 AM   #2
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Does have anybody firewire external hdd?

The device has also usb2 , but when i connect it trough it i didnt see it with the command lsscsi ....
Old 11-28-2005, 03:23 AM   #3
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..the device had problem.. i hope with the new one i would not have anything bad to deal with


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