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Old 09-18-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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Linux Enterprise 5.2 Won't Recognize USB External Hard Drive Partitions

I was running a server with RHEL4 with an external hard drive attached (Maxtor One Touch 200GB) with two partitions (/dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2). I upgraded the server to RHEL5.2 and now the server doesn't recognize the partitions. If I run fdisk /dev/sda it see's the disk but if I run option p it doesn't see the partitions. I've connected the drive back to a system running RHEL4 and the partitions show up. What would make the server stop recognizing the partitions and what can I do to fix it so I can mount the drive?

Old 09-18-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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As it turns out, I couldn't see the partitions on another computer. That computer had a scsi drive already and at first glance I assumed it was my drive. Anyway, I resolved the problem. It seems that the disklabel got lost during the upgrade. I created a new partition that was the same size as the old one and mounted it. When I did, all my data was there. Sorry for any confusion on the original discription of the problem.


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