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Re: USB hard drive



Jim Douglas has been having trouble with his USB drive.

> .....rebooting show this in the log file, not sure which device to mount?
> Whey does it have 4 when there's only 1 drive?
>
> sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
> sd 0:0:0:1: Attached scsi removable disk sdb
> sd 0:0:0:2: Attached scsi removable disk sdc
> sd 0:0:0:3: Attached scsi removable disk sdd
>
> EXT3 FS on hda3, internal journal
>  Vendor: IOI       Model: MediaBay 7 in 4   Rev: 1.00
>  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 00
>  Vendor: IOI       Model: MediaBay 7 in 4   Rev: 1.01
>  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 00
>  Vendor: IOI       Model: MediaBay 7 in 4   Rev: 1.02
>  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 00
>  Vendor: IOI       Model: MediaBay 7 in 4   Rev: 1.03
>  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 00

I said:
> Erm -- this looks like it's a device to mount different sorts of media
> (CompactFlash, SD, etc.)

Jim replied:
> It's an IOMEGA 60GB USB external Hard Drive.
> 
> I tried sdb, sdc and sdd and it says,
> mount: No medium found.
> 
> When I try
> fdisk -l /dev/sdx (I aslo tried sda, sdb, sdc, sdd)
> 
> nothing happens, no messages or anything.

OK: the messages don't tie up with what you say the drive is.

Is it possible that you have card readers built into your computer?

Can you reboot without the USB drive attached, and check that these
messages disappear, and that you don't have any /dev/sd* nodes?

Can you list what happens when you plug the hard drive in whilst Linux
is booted?

Can you try the hard drive in another system (a Windows one would help
with debugging)?

> The USB hard drive is FAT32, could that be an issue?

Probably not.

Thanks,

James.

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