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Old 09-08-2003, 12:52 AM   #1
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Question Can't Mount my SCSI devices!


I can't seem to mount any of my SCSI devices... this is a problem I tackled many months ago, and finally gave up ... out of necessity I'm ready to try it again. I've posted on this problem before, so see this thread

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=40583

to see what all I've tried so far...

My SCSI card sees the devices when the SCSI BIOS is loading, whether it's a hard drive in the removable SCSI bay or a media card in my Microtech media card reader ... but once I boot to Linux I can't find what device to call them to mount them. I get 'not a valid block device' messages. I've installed the drivers for my card, an Adaptec 29320, and it appears they installed correctly...

If it matters the hard drive is on SCSI wide, assigned SCSI ID 02 and the card reader is on SCSI narrow, assigned SCSI ID 04,05,06 (It's a multicard reader.)

I REALLY need some help here, I must have this card reader for a project I need to get done...

Thanks

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Old 09-08-2003, 02:21 AM   #2
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what's fstab look like?
 
Old 09-08-2003, 03:43 AM   #3
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ok ... here it is


LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
LABEL=/home /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=/usr /usr ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/usr/local /usr/local ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/hdd4 /mnt/zip auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/scsi auto defaults


sda1 just happens to be what I pointed it to the last time I tried ... I've also tried sdb, sd0, sda 1-6 ....

Thanks!

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Old 09-08-2003, 09:34 PM   #4
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i had a similiar problem with mounting windows hard drives(FAT), is this the case, or is it a hard drive dedicated to linux?
 
Old 09-08-2003, 09:49 PM   #5
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Sorry ... I should have been more specific.
The drive is a FAT32 formatted drive ... I've also tried it with an NTFS drive.

Thanks for your time!
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Old 09-08-2003, 10:11 PM   #6
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linux does not yet support ntfs, but anyway... OK ,lets try this...
log into a console as root and gedit /etc/fstab...change the last line from...
/dev/sda1 /mnt/scsi auto defaults
to...
/dev/sda1 /mnt/scsi vfat auto,umask=0 0 0

then go into /dev/scsi, and you should find your files (hopefully)
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:09 PM   #7
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Excellent!

Thanks, that did it ... and I knew linux couldn't see ntfs ... I had one of my many temporary brain shutdowns and forgot it while trying to swap to another drive to see what was up.

Still working on the card reader, which doesn't even show up when I run cdrecord -scanbus... but the scsi card sees it when the scsi config is loading at boot time...

What do you think about trying to add fat=12 to fstab on the line where I'm trying to get it to find the card reader? The flash card should be formatted as a fat 12 fs ... I was going to try it but the man page where it discusses overriding the vfat autodetection option says CAUTION... so I thought I'd ask first...

Thanks again for your time!
ewto

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Old 09-09-2003, 09:32 PM   #8
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I suppose caution in capitol letters shouldn't be taken lightly, but sometimes you have to take risks....I haven't worked with card readers, so I don't know where to start there...
 
Old 09-09-2003, 11:41 PM   #9
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ok, thanks again for your help ... I always feel like I should be reading a little more before I come here begging for someone else's pearls of wisdom... I appreciate your time.

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Of course you're welcome.
 
  


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