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Old 10-16-2006, 01:03 PM   #16
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Device sda not ready.
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 0
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 0
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 1
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 2
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 3
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 4
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 5
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 6
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 7
Device sda not ready.
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 0
Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 0
That doesn't look good !!

There are a few things you can try to see if your disk is not defective. If you have windows installed,
try to access the disk under windows. If it works under windwos, then it probably has to with a corrupt module or so.

If it doesn't work under windows, connect it to another machine and see if it works. If it works when connected to
another machine then, probably you got a faulty usb hub or so.

If all of the above fails, you probably got a defective disk !! Is it under warranty ?

EDIT:

As a side note - try updating your kernel to the latest version and see if that helps.
If you are used to compiling your own kernel, you could turn on usb debugging (CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DEBUG) and see where the problem is.

Last edited by kevkim55; 10-16-2006 at 01:12 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 06:30 PM   #17
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I would say it is a controller issue. May not be 100 percent compatiable to the either the
uhci or ehci module depending which port you insert it in.

Or a bad USB module as described above. Upgrade kerenl. I had a device work fine in 2.6.8 or earlier and 2.6.10 and greater kernels but would not work in the 2.6.9 releases.

Boot up with a Knoppix Live CD and see if it mount. If it does then the hardware is fine but the issue is the USB module or maybe the scsi structure of the kernel version you are running.

Brian
 
Old 10-16-2006, 09:11 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by bulliver
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Your USB drive is /dev/sda not hda...
Sorry but sda and hda???? not sure what the difference is or if that is the reason it's not working then how do i fix it or change it.........help.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 09:19 PM   #19
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Sorry but sda and hda???? not sure what the difference is or if that is the reason it's not working then how do i fix it or change it
hdx are ATA disks (and ATAPI optical devices). sdx are SATA, SCSI, and USB hard disk storage devices. The USB device you plugged in is recognized as
/dev/sda, so posting 'fdisk -l /dev/hda' is meaningless in the context of getting your USB disk up and running.

For now, you should follow the troubleshooting steps that kevkim55 and Brian1 outlined, so we can at least rule out (or confirm) faulty harware.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 05:28 PM   #20
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Like bulliver says sda /hda are block device points. 90 percent of linux runs through these blocks whether it is a harddrive, video card, sound card, or cpu. It is how the kernel interfaces with the computer. Sorry for the very crude info.

If Knoppix live cd does not help take the cd to friends or family member computer and boot it up from there and see if the USB drive is seen.

One thing that would be nice is if you back to your post #9 and put the contents in a code option. This will make the post more narrow and easier to read. To do this add the line at the beginning. Put the word ' code ' surrounded by ' [] ' symbols. and at the end use the same except use ' /code '. Better example, just remove the space before and after the word.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:53 PM   #21
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Ok guys i just want to say I really appreciate all the help, I never thought I would say this but unfortunatly when I installed Xandros I got rid of windoze completly, and I cant try running Knoppix either for 2 reasons 1 i have the iso and cant find a burner that will work yet and 2 somethings wrong with my cdrom.........well anyways i'll post my dmesg as Brian instructed to see if thats any more help.....thanks again guys.

Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz stepping 06
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
ACPI: setting ELCR to 0200 (from 0030)
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
Freeing initrd memory: 184k freed
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20050309
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 0000:00:1f.1
PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:1e.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P1._PRT]
ACPI: Embedded Controller [EC0] (gpe 28)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 11 12)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 12) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 12)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 12)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 12) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 12) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 12) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 *4 5 6 7 12)
ACPI: Power Resource [GFAN] (off)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
pnp: PnP ACPI init
pnp: PnP ACPI: found 15 devices
PnPBIOS: Disabled by ACPI PNP
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
** PCI interrupts are no longer routed automatically. If this
** causes a device to stop working, it is probably because the
** driver failed to call pci_enable_device(). As a temporary
** workaround, the "pci=routeirq" argument restores the old
** behavior. If this argument makes the device work again,
** please email the output of "lspci" to bjorn.helgaas@hp.com
** so I can fix the driver.
pnp: 00:08: ioport range 0xc00-0xc7f has been reserved
pnp: 00:08: ioport range 0x290-0x29f has been reserved
pnp: 00:08: ioport range 0x230-0x23f has been reserved
Machine check exception polling timer started.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1155901078.470:0): initialized
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
SELinux: Registering netfilter hooks
Initializing Cryptographic API
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
i8042.c: Detected active multiplexing controller, rev 1.1.
serio: i8042 AUX0 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX1 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX2 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX3 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ICH4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:1f.1
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:1f.1 (0005 -> 0007)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 5
PCI: setting IRQ 5 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.1[A] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ5
ICH4: chipset revision 3
ICH4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: HTS424040M9AT00, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide1...
hdc: ASUS SCB-2424V, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
Probing IDE interface ide2...
Probing IDE interface ide3...
Probing IDE interface ide4...
Probing IDE interface ide5...
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP established hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
Software Suspend Core.
Software Suspend LZF Compression Driver registered.
Software Suspend Swap Writer registered.
PM: Reading swsusp image.
PM: Resume from disk failed.
ACPI wakeup devices:
P0P1 LAN0 CBS0 CBS1 P394 MPCI MODM USB1 USB2 USB3 EHCI SLPB
ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S5)
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (minix filesystem).
SplashFX: Loaded, VESA mode=0x0103 (800x600x8).
hda: max request size: 1024KiB
hda: 78140160 sectors (40007 MB) w/1739KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63, UDMA(100)
hda: cache flushes supported
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4 < hda5 >
Software Suspend 2.1.8.2: You need to use a resume2= command line parameter to tell Software Suspend 2 where to look for an image.
Software Suspend 2.1.8.2: Resume2 parameter is empty. Suspending will be disabled.
Software Suspend 2.1.8.2: Missing or invalid storage location (resume2= parameter). Please correct and rerun lilo (or equivalent) before suspending.
ReiserFS: hda1: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hda1: using ordered data mode
ReiserFS: hda1: journal params: device hda1, size 8192, journal first block 18,max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hda1: checking transaction log (hda1)
ReiserFS: hda1: Using r5 hash to sort names
VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem).
Trying to move old root to /initrd ... okay
Freeing unused kernel memory: 156k freed
Swap area shorter than signature indicates
Unable to find swap-space signature
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 6
PCI: setting IRQ 6 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.6[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 6 (level, low) -> IRQ6
CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
NET: Registered protocol family 24
parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7, dma 3 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP,DMA]
lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected an Intel 855 Chipset.
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 196M
agpgart: Detected 8060K stolen memory.
agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xf0000000
hw_random: RNG not detected
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:1f.5 (0005 -> 0007)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.5[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 6 (level, low) -> IRQ6
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.5 to 64
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 49511 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 48000
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ5
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xd022e400, 00:11:d8:a8:12:9e, IRQ 5
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
Linux Kernel Card Services
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:05.0[A] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 6 (level, low) -> IRQ6
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:01:05.0 [1043:1894]
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0000, PCI irq 6
Socket status: 30000006
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:05.1[B] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ5
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:01:05.1 [1043:1894]
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0000, PCI irq 5
Socket status: 30000006
ohci1394: $Rev: 1223 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:05.2[C] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ5
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[5] MMIO=[fe8ff800-fe8fffff] MaxPacket=[2048]
BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found
Warning: /proc/ide/hd?/settings interface is obsolete, and will be removed soon!
SCSI subsystem initialized
ReiserFS: hda2: warning: sh-2021: reiserfs_fill_super: can not find reiserfs onhda2
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev hda2.
VFS: Can't find an ext2 filesystem on dev hda2.
FAT: bogus number of reserved sectors
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev hda2.
FAT: bogus number of reserved sectors
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev hda2.
VFS: Can't find a Minix or Minix V2 filesystem on device hda2.
ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[00e01800032c8965]
hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
floppy0: Unable to grab IRQ6 for the floppy driver
input: PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio4
ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
device-mapper: 4.4.0-ioctl (2005-01-12) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
Swap area shorter than signature indicates
Unable to find swap-space signature
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x41E1
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ5
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.0 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: irq 5, io base 0xd480
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.1[B] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ5
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.1 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: irq 5, io base 0xd800
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.2[C] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ5
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.2 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: irq 5, io base 0xd880
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] enabled at IRQ 4
PCI: setting IRQ 4 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.7[D] -> Link [LNKH] -> GSI 4 (level, low) -> IRQ4
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB 2.0 EHCI Controller
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.7 to 64
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: irq 4, pci mem 0xfeb7fc00
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
PCI: cache line size of 32 is not supported by device 0000:00:1d.7
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: USB 2.0 initialized, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 4-0:1.0: 6 ports detected
usb 4-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
usb 4-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
usb 4-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
usb 4-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 4-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
usb 4-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
hub 2-1:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-1:1.0: 4 ports detected
usb 2-1.3: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
usb 2-1.4: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
spca5xx: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
/build/cvs/2005.04.25_13.44.57/build/projects/kernel/k2.6/modules/spca5xx/k2.6.11/modules_standard/xandros-spca5xx-2.6.11-x1-20050419.x.1.0/build/spca5xx-20050419/drivers/usb/spca5xx.c: USB SPCA5XX camera found. Type Vimicro Zc301P
/build/cvs/2005.04.25_13.44.57/build/projects/kernel/k2.6/modules/spca5xx/k2.6.11/modules_standard/xandros-spca5xx-2.6.11-x1-20050419.x.1.0/build/spca5xx-20050419/drivers/usb/spca5xx.c: [spca5xx_probe:8174] Camera type JPEG
usbcore: registered new driver spca5xx
/build/cvs/2005.04.25_13.44.57/build/projects/kernel/k2.6/modules/spca5xx/k2.6.11/modules_standard/xandros-spca5xx-2.6.11-x1-20050419.x.1.0/build/spca5xx-20050419/drivers/usb/spca5xx.c: spca5xx driver 00.56.01 registered
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech Optical USB Mouse] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-1.3
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
/build/cvs/2005.04.25_13.44.57/build/projects/kernel/k2.6/modules/zc030x/k2.6.11/modules_standard/xandros-zc030x-2.6.11-x1-20050329.x.1.0/build/zc030x/zc030x_main.c: [usb_zc030x_init:897] Loading experimental zc030x...

usbcore: registered new driver zc030x
Asus Laptop ACPI Extras version 0.29
unsupported, trying default values, supply the developers with your DSDT
ACPI: AC Adapter [AC0] (on-line)
ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2] C3[C3])
ACPI: Processor [CPU1] (supports 8 throttling states)
ACPI: Thermal Zone [THRM] (57 C)
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [SLPB]
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
ACPI: Fan [FN00] (off)
ibm_acpi: ec object not found
ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes rom: no post: no)
acpi-cpufreq: CPU0 - ACPI performance management activated.
eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x41E1
cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x4ff: excluding 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x4ff: excluding 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x800-0x8ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x800-0x8ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
[drm] Initialized drm 1.0.0 20040925
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ5
[drm] Initialized i915 1.1.0 20040405 on minor 0: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
[drm] Initialized i915 1.1.0 20040405 on minor 1: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (#2)
mtrr: base(0xf0020000) is not aligned on a size(0x300000) boundary
usb 2-1.2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
usb 2-1.2: not running at top speed; connect to a high speed hub
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
usb-storage: device found at 5
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
Vendor: SAMSUNG Model: HM100JC Rev: 0000
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 00
SCSI device sda: 195371568 512-byte hdwr sectors (100030 MB)
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sda: 195371568 512-byte hdwr sectors (100030 MB)
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
sda: unknown partition table
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Attached scsi generic sg0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 0
usb-storage: device scan complete
eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x41E1
PPP BSD Compression module registered
PPP Deflate Compression module registered
freedom:~#
 
Old 10-18-2006, 12:01 AM   #22
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I'd look into smartmontools for testing your new drive.
 
Old 10-18-2006, 12:54 AM   #23
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Hey Matir thanks I tried to install smartmontools and I cant even seem to do that correctly....i am on xandros 3.0.2 oc and xandros networks says it will install rpms and deb files automatically but when i tried it didnt work........any other suggestions?
 
Old 10-18-2006, 12:56 AM   #24
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What happened when you tried to install it?
 
Old 10-18-2006, 01:04 AM   #25
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actually i just tried it again and this time it says done however i looked in my launch bar and don't see it anywhere.........is that normal?
 
Old 10-18-2006, 01:59 AM   #26
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Put some partitions on the USB drive, and put file systems on the partitions. Xandros will have a disk partitioner somewhere. Launch the disk partitioning program, which I don't know which one Xandros uses, but look around in there, and partition the disk. Then it will be a drive, or drives. Linux only works with partitioned, formatted disks. If there is no partition on the disk you have to make one.
 
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ok i will try to partition this thing, just havent done that bfr and and still quite new to linux........if you have any suggestions that may help me i would greatly appreciate them.......again thanks for all the help.
 
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ok well i think i'm half way there.......i found a tutorial that helped but i still did something wrong......the tutorial can be found here http://www.lissot.net/partition/index.html well my 100 gb hdd now shows 3 files on it saying partition 1 partition 2 and partition 3 but the total size shows 21gbs so i obviously didnt do something right.......can anyone tell me an easy way to resize these?

thanks again
 
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For a USB drive if total Linux support is not required it is best to format as vfat and to create only one single primary partition.
Delete all partitions on the /dev/sd* drive and start over and set the type of filesystem before exiting fdisk. Then run the mkfs -t vfat /dev/sd*1. Replace * to correct letter of USB drive in service.

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i just finished following the steps here http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/e...k-storage.html
and my usb drive says i have 9 partitions but it shows them as files and it says my 100gb drive has 14.79gb .......really not sure what i'm doing wrong....will linux not accept it as sda partitions? Help please......i'll post cat /proc/partitions

3 0 39070080 hda
3 1 10241406 hda1
3 2 9261472 hda2
3 3 18587205 hda3
3 4 1 hda4
3 5 979933 hda5
8 0 97685784 sda
8 1 10241406 sda1
8 2 10241437 sda2
8 3 10233405 sda3
8 4 1 sda4
8 5 10241437 sda5
8 6 10241406 sda6
8 7 10241406 sda7
8 8 10241406 sda8
8 9 15759733 sda9

and this is fdick -l

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1275 10241406 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1276 2550 10241437+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 2551 3824 10233405 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 3826 12161 66958920 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 5100 6374 10241437+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 6375 7649 10241406 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 7650 8924 10241406 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 8925 10199 10241406 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 10200 12161 15759733+ 83 Linux
 
  


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