[SATLUG] USB Drive will not mount
pjcrux at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 14:46:12 CDT 2010
Yes it has an external power supply. you're power supply issues maybe
because the bus on the machine you are using doesn't supply the necessary
current/volts/watts to the drives (typically an unpowered USB 2.0 or any USB
1.1 port will do this, I have this issue with my dell D600).
You are the second person now to tell me to check "dmesg | tail" and I will
go do that. 8) More to come later tonight when I get off of work.
On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:39 PM, mark <mayfield_mark at att.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 13:19 -0500, Peter Cross wrote:
> > Kind of perplexed right now...
> > Last night I had my nephew plug in a 1TB drive into the xbox360 so we
> > watch some movies. As I was in another room he decided to format the
> > 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
> > windows clients will mount the drive but my linux clients will not
> > 12 and ubuntu 10.04 LTS). After a "fdisk -l" the drive is not recognized
> > my Fedora 12 client. I also tried a "mount -a" as a last ditch effort.
> > 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%
> > /var/hda/files/movies
> > funionfs 961432072 263927424 648666648 29%
> > /var/hda/apps/ushare/files
> > any thoughts? do I need to format the drive another way?
> > --
> > Cheers!
> > Peter J. Cross
> > San Antonio, TX
> > "Experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions"
> > -James Madison, Federalist Paper No. 51
> > Please consider the environment before printing this email
> Does the external drive have its own power source? I've had some issues
> with external drives that don't have their own external power sources. I
> can usually get them to work by trying different USB ports. For some
> reason USB hard drives (not flash drives) without power supplies do not
> always function properly on all of a machines USB ports. I would try
> each USB port one by one and fdisk -l, giving the drive about 30 seconds
> to settle after being plugged in. Hopefully it will come up on one of
> the ports.
> Also check the output of "dmesg | tail" after you plug it in and see if
> you get any messages about the drive.
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Peter J. Cross
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