mount USB HD problem

mount USB HD problem

Post by ?? » Tue, 11 Jan 2005 20:06:19






..
.. .. I have an USB HD case which attachs a 2.5 inch hardisk.
.. .. There are three fat32 partitions, windows can access these partitions
.. .. with no problem. But I can't mount it in my linux box:
.. ..
.. .. # mount -t vfat -r /dev/sda4 /mnt/tmp
.. .. mount: /dev/sda4 is not a valid block device
.. ..
.. .. # mount -t vfat -r /dev/sda1 /mnt/tmp
.. .. mount: /dev/sda4 is not a valid block device
.. ..
.. .. # tail /var/log/messages
.. ..
.. .. Jan  5 11:58:36 LinuxServer kernel: SCSI device (ioctl) reports
ILLEGAL
.. .. REQUEST.
.. .. Jan  5 11:58:37 LinuxServer kernel: SCSI device sda: 39070080 512-byte
.. .. hdwr sectors (20004 MB)
.. .. Jan  5 11:58:37 LinuxServer kernel: sda: test WP failed, assume Write
.. .. Enabled
.. .. Jan  5 11:58:37 LinuxServer kernel:  sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector
.. .. 0
.. .. Jan  5 11:58:37 LinuxServer kernel:  I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
.. .. Jan  5 11:58:37 LinuxServer kernel:  unable to read partition table
..
.. I would send a thankyou to MS for this one... Looks like the partition
.. table is dodgey. Consider backing up the contents of the drive, and
.. starting again if you want to mount under Linux.
..
.. I'd suggest using something like QTParted, or cfdisk to partition it
.. properly.
..
.. Cheers
..
.. Tim
..
.. --
.. "Linux... because rebooting is for adding new hardware!"
..
.. http://home.swiftdsl.com.au/~tmccoy

.. ICQ: 160341067
..

Not necessarily: what Kernel version are you using? For the newer ones,
having the "Low performance USB block device" option switched on may cause
similar problems, too. I couldn't mount my pendrive, Linux would be "unable
to read the partition table", windows would read it, until I changed this
kernel opt. No problem at all with the partition table.

 
 
 

1. mount USB HD problem

I have an USB HD case which attachs a 2.5 inch hardisk.
There are three fat32 partitions, windows can access these partitions
with no problem. But I can't mount it in my linux box:

# mount -t vfat -r /dev/sda4 /mnt/tmp
mount: /dev/sda4 is not a valid block device

# mount -t vfat -r /dev/sda1 /mnt/tmp
mount: /dev/sda4 is not a valid block device

# tail /var/log/messages

Jan  5 11:58:36 LinuxServer kernel: SCSI device (ioctl) reports ILLEGAL
REQUEST.
Jan  5 11:58:37 LinuxServer kernel: SCSI device sda: 39070080 512-byte
hdwr sectors (20004 MB)
Jan  5 11:58:37 LinuxServer kernel: sda: test WP failed, assume Write
Enabled
Jan  5 11:58:37 LinuxServer kernel:  sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector
0
Jan  5 11:58:37 LinuxServer kernel:  I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan  5 11:58:37 LinuxServer kernel:  unable to read partition table

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