[SATLUG] USB Drive will not mount

Peter Cross pjcrux at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 13:19:34 CDT 2010

Kind of perplexed right now...

Last night I had my nephew plug in a 1TB drive into the xbox360 so we could
watch some movies. As I was in another room he decided to format the drive
in the xbox360 dashboard using fat32. Now no big deal I had the movies
backed up on my server. I reformatted the drive back to ntfs and all of my
windows clients will mount the drive but my linux clients will not (fedora
12 and ubuntu 10.04 LTS). After a "fdisk -l" the drive is not recognized by
my Fedora 12 client. I also tried a "mount -a" as a last ditch effort. still
no bueno on the mount aspect. an output of "df" is listed below:

[root at heretic ~]# df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             16513960    481000  15194100   4% /
tmpfs                  3968044       100   3967944   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda7               516024     79236    410524  17% /home
/dev/sda6             10321204    193560   9603360   2% /tmp
/dev/sda3             16513960   3166624  12508476  21% /usr
/dev/sda2             16513960    768856  14906244   5% /var
/dev/sdc1            961432072 263927424 648666648  29% /var/hda/files
/dev/sdb1            1442145212 454705268 914183144  34%
funionfs             961432072 263927424 648666648  29%

any thoughts? do I need to format the drive another way?


Peter J. Cross
San Antonio, TX

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