Having only a 100GB hard disk on my Acer 4070 Travelmate laptop, I made the decision to buy an external hard drive – and chose the a 1.5TB Seagate expansion drive – one that looks like this;
Of course I didn’t check the box or the support documentation before purchasing, but like usual anticipated that I’d be able to get it working under Linux – in my case FC9. Unfortunately in this case every trick in my arsenal has failed. The drive just won’t mount. I admit, my knowledge of Fedora’s mount and fstab functionality is limited, but there is a nagging suspicion that there is a way to make it work!
I’m running a dual boot system – one partition with Windows XP and the other with FC 9.
What I’ve tried so far;
- Booted into Windows XP
- Safely ejected hardware device
- Booted into FC 9
- Ran the mount command and fdisk but it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me;
[root@localhost ~]# mount /dev/sda3 on / type ext3 (rw) proc on /proc type proc (rw) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw) devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620) tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw) none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw) sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw) fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw) gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/KathyReid/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=KathyReid) /dev/sda2 on /media/ACER type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=lower,uid=500)
[root@localhost media]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xecedeced
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 509 4088511 12 Compaq diagnostics /dev/sda2 510 6303 46540305 c W95 FAT32 (LBA) /dev/sda3 * 6304 8853 20482875 83 Linux
Disk /dev/sdb: 1500.3 GB, 1500301910016 bytes 1 heads, 63 sectors/track, 46512336 cylinders Units = cylinders of 63 * 512 = 32256 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00d7dd1b
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 2 46512256 1465136032+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
When trying to access the drive from the the desktop (I’m running Gnome), it keeps giving the following error;
I’m not ready to admit defeat though.
Does anyone have any other ideas?