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Old 02-16-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
zhaoshenjie
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FC4 cann't identify my ext2 external harddrive


Firstly, using PartionMagic on windows XP ,I format my external harddrive with ext2 fs.Then I connect it to the PC running FC4.
Belowing is the result of "fdisk -l" and "dmesg | tail" command.
So the FC4 cann't identify the external harddrive. Why?

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fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1275 10241406 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 1276 14808 108703822+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 1276 5099 30716248+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 5100 12748 61440561 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 12749 13525 6241221 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda8 13526 14808 10305666 83 Linux
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[root@localhost dev]# dmesg | tail
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 48
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 6
SCSI error : <15 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 56
SCSI error : <15 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 0
SCSI error : <15 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 512
SCSI error : <15 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 512
*******************************************
 
Old 02-16-2009, 11:27 PM   #2
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Firstly, using PartionMagic on windows XP ,I format my external harddrive with ext2 fs.Then I connect it to the PC running FC4.
There are two problems just there ...

1. You used Partition Magic - proprietary and closed source. We cannot know with certainty what this program has actually done when if formatted the drive. You need to use linux tools to format linux drives. It's usually OK though - so, moving on...

2. You are using FC4 - an extreme legacy OS. Fedora is now up to release 10 with release 11 on the way. There have been a great many improvements since then. IIRC: FC4 has trouble with (some?) usb devices anyway... but I don't know what updates you have. So I wonder: why do you expect FC4 to detect the device at all?

For the dmesg to be useful, you need to see the start of those errors - or, better, the part about detecting a new high speed usb device. However, it looks a lot like the drive is not properly formatted or possibly even damaged.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 12:21 AM   #3
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In the future try a Linux live CD for partitioning. GParted is a fully-functional Partition Magic clone (and more) that comes on most CDs.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 01:06 AM   #4
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Another good tool to have in such cases is partedmagic. Look at its website. Most of the information is available there. You might want to try it.

http://partedmagic.com/
 
Old 02-17-2009, 01:14 AM   #5
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or SystemRescueCd
http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
but it DOSE NOT see or handle LVM
the VERY new GParted-live-CD will see LVM but i am not sure it will work with ext4 on fedora 11
also as i recall ,from years ago,in fedora 4 you will need to mount the usb drive by hand .

Install fedora 10 , there have been no SECURITY updates for "fedora 4" for 5 years

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Old 02-17-2009, 02:09 AM   #6
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The latest SystemRescueCd beta (they have an extremely fast development) sees LVM - it has the new GParted.

GParted does not handle LVM yet though.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 05:11 AM   #7
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Yeah - ask a question and get 1001 suggestions for software to use.
The lesson is, use linux tools for linux stuff.

Trouble is, I see that fdisk doesn't see the drive either ... guys: we need more info before we know that any of these suggestions are going to help. Let's see what OP has to say.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 08:12 AM   #8
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WOW, so many suggestions. Thanks a lot. Following Simon Bridge and Ranguvar's suggestion,I tried gparted-live-0.4.1-2.iso. I burned it to a cd. And the PC boot from this CD. This software can detect my external harddrive. Then I use this software to partition my external harddrive to 2, a ext2 and a fat32 partition. Following is the result of "dmesg | tail" command after connect this partitioned harddrive to the FC4 PC.

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[root@localhost ~]# dmesg | tail
SCSI error : <2 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 32
SCSI error : <2 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 40
SCSI error : <2 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 48
SCSI error : <2 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 56
SCSI error : <2 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 0
*****************************************

Then I replace the ext2 with ext3.
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[root@localhost ~]# dmesg | tail
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 56
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 7
SCSI error : <2 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 0
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 0
SCSI error : <2 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 512
SCSI error : <2 0 0 0> return code = 0x10070000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 512
application mixer_applet2 uses obsolete OSS audio interface
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:11 PM   #9
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So the FC4 cann't identify the external harddrive. Why?
well it has been unsupported for 5 years now ( 5 y past End of Life), is very old, and from what i remember you will need to manually mount usb on that old OS .
also fedora 4 is old enough that it might not be able to see scsi and is IDE only

Last edited by John VV; 02-19-2009 at 01:24 PM.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 11:36 PM   #10
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2. You are using FC4 - an extreme legacy OS. Fedora is now up to release 10 with release 11 on the way. There have been a great many improvements since then. IIRC: FC4 has trouble with (some?) usb devices anyway... but I don't know what updates you have. So I wonder: why do you expect FC4 to detect the device at all?
The live gparted disk uses a more recent kernel etc than your FC4.
You need to upgrade your distro.
 
  


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