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Old 07-14-2009, 07:10 AM   #1
pardo
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unable to mount USB


I have rebooted my linux machine (Suse 9) and now I can not access to my external USB drive anymore. I tried mount /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 (where it was previously located) and I get errors like /dev/sda1: Input/output error
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
I tried to add the filesystem type 'reiserfs'( as specified in the etc/fstab file) but it does not work. I tried other options posted in other threads but nothing works.
Any tip will be highly appreaciated.
regards,
pardo
 
Old 07-14-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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I have rebooted my linux machine (Suse 9) and now I can not access to my external USB drive anymore. I tried mount /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 (where it was previously located) and I get errors like /dev/sda1: Input/output error
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
I tried to add the filesystem type 'reiserfs'( as specified in the etc/fstab file) but it does not work. I tried other options posted in other threads but nothing works.
Any tip will be highly appreaciated.
regards,
pardo
Are you sure it's still at /dev/sda1? Try typing this at a terminal while the device is plugged in and see if there's any other dev besides sda1.
Code:
ls /dev/sd*
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-14-2009, 07:48 AM   #3
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I have rebooted my linux machine
How? By pressing the Reset button or otherwise cutting power instead of a controlled reboot? If so, was the partition still mounted? Can you guess there was still any drive access going on at the time?


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I tried other options posted in other threads but nothing works.
Saying "other options" is not as good as listing the options.
Listing options ensures you don't see duplicated answers.

In addition to what jdkaye said: if you connect the drive and power it on, then run 'fdisk -l', does the drive show up?
If the drive and partitions show up, then what does running the appropriate (filesystem type) 'fsck' with the "dry run" option on each partition return?
 
  


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