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Old 07-13-2015, 10:21 PM   #1
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Red face Hard drive mounting woes


Hello everyone!

I needed to transfer 1TB (SATA; MBR; EXFAT) drive to a 2TB drive (SATA; GPT; EXFAT). I connected both via USB 2.0 to my laptop running Debian Wheezy. ETA: few days.
I decided I will speed things up by building a Debian 8.1 box and hooking up both drives with SATA instead of USB 2.0.


I installed the drives. Installed exfat-fuse and exfat-utils. Mounting the 1TB drive was a breeze.
But then mounting the 2TB proved to be a two day failing endevour:


Code:
root@vox:/home/o# sfdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 121601 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Units: cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1          0+ 121601- 121601- 976759808    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/sda3          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/sda4          0       -       0          0    0  Empty

Disk /dev/sdc: 243201 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
sfdisk: Warning: The partition table looks like it was made
  for C/H/S=*/256/63 (instead of 243201/255/63).
For this listing I'll assume that geometry.
Units: cylinders of 8257536 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1          0+ 266305- 266306- 2147483647+  ee  GPT
/dev/sdc2          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/sdc3          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/sdc4          0       -       0          0    0  Empty

Disk /dev/sdb: 30401 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
sfdisk: Warning: extended partition does not start at a cylinder boundary.
DOS and Linux will interpret the contents differently.
Units: cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *      0+  29442-  29443- 236495872   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2      29442+  30401-    959-   7700481    5  Extended
/dev/sdb3          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/sdb4          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/sdb5      29442+  30401-    959-   7700480   82  Linux swap / Solaris

http://s11.postimg.org/y8w7i1rv7/Scr...3_22_37_15.png

Code:
root@vox:/home/o# mount -t exfat /dev/sdc1 /home/o/2tb/
FUSE exfat 1.1.0
ERROR: failed to open '/dev/sdc1': No such file or directory.
Just to be sure I tried:

Code:
root@vox:/home/o# mount -t exfat /dev/sdc2 /home/o/2tb/
FUSE exfat 1.1.0
ERROR: failed to open '/dev/sdc2': No such file or directory.
root@vox:/home/o# mount -t exfat /dev/sdc3 /home/o/2tb/
FUSE exfat 1.1.0
ERROR: failed to open '/dev/sdc3': No such file or directory.
root@vox:/home/o# mount -t exfat /dev/sdc4 /home/o/2tb/
FUSE exfat 1.1.0
ERROR: failed to open '/dev/sdc4': No such file or directory.

What's going on?



To be sure, I disconnect the drive and put it back into the usb enclosure and connect it back to my laptop: Voila! It even automounts!

Code:
root@laptop:# sfdisk -l

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdb'! The util sfdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sdb: 243201 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Warning: The partition table looks like it was made
  for C/H/S=*/256/63 (instead of 243201/255/63).
For this listing I'll assume that geometry.
Units = cylinders of 8257536 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1          0+ 266305- 266306- 2147483647+  ee  GPT
/dev/sdb2          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/sdb3          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/sdb4          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
here is the output from GParted on my laptop:

http://s17.postimg.org/s0nkae3pr/Scr...3_22_27_26.png
 
Old 07-14-2015, 10:23 AM   #2
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