Fedora Installation :: Other Drives Recognized But Data Not Found
Mar 20, 2011
I installed fedora on one of my three hard drives and it seems that something went wrong with the other two. Fedora recognizes the other drives but it seems the data on those drives is not there anymore. The below images are screen shots from my computer folder and disk utility program. I tried to look through Fedora documentation but I did not find a solution to my case.
When installing FC 11 after a few questions about language I got:
"The Fedora disc was not found in any of your CDROM drives ...."
I read a couple of the threads on the problem and it seemed people were shooting in the dark for answers. Two issues mentioned were SCSI and DMA problems. If I go into the bios and disable the DMA or SCSI driver, and then I re-enable them after installing Fedora, will Fedora see the DMA or SCSI? Or will the fact that they were disables during installation keep Fedora from recognizing them later?
i have recently setup and installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a virtulal drive usingVMWare 6.04, installed the desktop gui as well, I need to add other drives for data and loggng, which I did in the VMWare side. I can see the 2 drives in ubuntu, but can not access them, I get he unable to mount location when I try. How can resolve this please as I need these to virtual drives to be used as data drives.
When i try to install ubuntu 10.04 on my desktop i get through the first 3 steps which are Language, Region, and Keyboard. when i get to Prepare partitions, there is nothing there (same problem with 9.10). I followed the steps of another thread about removing the raid settings and I am sure i did that correctly but it did not work, when i try to find my drives in terminal they can not even be found.
Both of my drives are SATA, one is 250gb, other is 500gb. They are both recognized by other operating systems. I have switched the SATA headers that they are plugged into. I really am just not sure what else to do here. Im not totally stupid at linux, ive been using it for a few years and i have taken two classes for linux in the past year. I really feel dumb for not being able to figure this out :/
I installed 10.10 on my workstation but now my system refuses to mount two existing two data drives that were already there... sudo mount /dev/sdc /mnt/data-b gives me: mount: unknown filesystem type 'isw_raid_member'
I didn't change any BIOS settings... My BIOS is not configured for RAID at all, that setting reads AHCI, which should be okay for my kernel (using the stock 2.6.35-24).
I tried to force mount one of the drives with sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sdc /mnt/data-b
but this gives me an even stranger message: "/dev/sdc already mounted or /mnt/data-b busy (neither of them are true...)
It's mainly the "isw_raid_member" thing that troubles me... I didn't and don't have a RAID system at all..
Today I installed Fedora12 from the DVD, so this is my first contact with all of you. The last years I ran very well with gentoo, but the time for system maintenance got to big the last few times I updated the system, so I decided to change and here am I. The Problem: My system is newly installed from the DVD and I was trying to run the first update, but got the following errormassage by KPackageKit:
Code: Error Type: Error Value: Error getting repository data for installed, repository not found File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 3125, in main() File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 3122, in main backend.dispatcher(sys.argv[1:]) File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 710, in dispatcher self.dispatch_command(args, args[1:])
It occured after informing me about the amount of packages that need to be updated and a message about some dependencies that have to be newly installed. At the moment I'm a bit lost about what to do. Also I realy don't know which system-information would be useful - let me know and I will answer.
-I upgraded my Ubuntu install and the system boots except it ignores my two data drives. I get a prompt to continue waiting, skip or manually recover. If I skip I boot into Ubuntu. The fstab entries for the data drives are:
I booted with a knoppix cd and both drives are found and contain data. What steps can I take to remount these drives and recover the data?
I'm using windows 7 now and I want to install ubuntu as the main OS to the current C:drive(which has installed windows currently) but with keeping the data in other ntfs drivers(D:, E:, F: ) on my hard disk. I can't take backups of all data in other drivers and if that data erased with ubuntu installation I will face a very big problem in future. So how to install ubuntu 10.10 only for a one drive(c: drive) without erasing the data on other ntfs drivers? and I uses nvidia 8 series graphic card and are there any special things to follow to install it's official linux drivers(.run) or is it enough to use default drivers on ubuntu.
My sister-in-law (SIL) has a Western Digital ShareSpace 4TB network access storage that was setup in a RAID 5 configuration (four 1TB hard drives). To make a long story short, a blinking red light on the device and a call to Tier 2 technical support, one of the guys mentioned using Fedora as a way to retrieve the data from the hard drives (seems like the hard drives are good but maybe the actual NAS device crapped out).
I will not have access to the hard drives till this weekend and of course Tier 2 technical support is closed on the weekends. I have almost no Linux knowledge but can follow instructions pretty darn well. I am looking to install Fedora 14 Desktop Edition 64 bit on my desktop sometime tonight or tomorrow. Once I have Fedora installed, how would I mount the hard drives and have Fedora read the RAID 5 array?
Box is an Intel NUC 5th Gen i5. It has 4 external USB 3.0 ports. It doesn't matter what port I plug the drive into, result is the same. Drives are a WD My Book 4TB. There are 2 of them, currently formatted as ext4, but it was the same deal when they were ntfs.
I have a fresh installation of Debian 7.8.
It seems to me that I'm not seeing the transfer speeds that I would expect under USB 3.0.
hdparm -t Code: Select allTiming buffered disk reads: 76 MB in 3.04 seconds = 25.03 MB/sec
lsusb Code: Select allBus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8001 Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1058:1230 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
just installed a fresh copy of fedora 12 and getting this error when trying to update the system.
Error Type: <class 'yum.Errors.RepoError'> Error Value: Error getting repository data for installed, repository not found File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 3125, in <module> main()
Running System>Adminstration>Software Udates, I get the following errors
Similarly, if I click on System>Add/Remove Software>Package Collections, I get No groups could be found. A cache refresh should fix this. I don't see how to do a cache refresh. I tried rpm --rebuilddb, which didn't do any good and um clean all which also did no good. I did manage to do the updates with yum updates But I don't want to have to use yum at the command line all the time to do updates.
I am attempting to install CentOS 5 on a Dell poweredge 6400. The drives are configure for Raid 5 with about 67 gigs of space on the server. When I select any option under Partitioning of your hard drive, it gives me an error. " No Drives found - An error has occured - no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem."
Just moved to Ubuntu from XP. Whole process has gone very smoothly, but left with a small problem (i.e. it isn't actually affecting usability) that I don't seem to be able to fix and can't find on forums/internet. I also have a problem with the Floppy drive, but I've seen that problem elsewhere in the forums.
It's a dual boot system with both NTFS and Ext4 drives. All are visible and fully accessible. I decided to convert one of the NTFS drive to Ext4. That appeared to be successful and was successfully remounted as an Ext4 drive. The drive label is "Data". I did have a bit of a problem getting it remounted so that I could see/use it under my log-in as opposed to just under root. It's at this point I think that I did something to create the problem.
I now have two entries for "Data" in drop down menu for Places. The true one is shown as a standard hard drive icon, but the false one is shown as a different icon - possibly an external drive icon (note that the floppy drive is also showing as the same icon and I can't access that, but I've seen that's a problem elsewhere in the forums).
I can write and read to the true "Data" hard drive. If I click on the other false "Data" icon, I get the message "mount: /dev/sdd1 already mounted or /media/Data busy mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdd1 is already mounted on /media/Data". If unmount the true drive and try to mount the false drive, the system mounts the true drive instead. If I log into nautilus as root, neither the false data drive or the floppy appear in the left hand panel.
On my system I have two internal SATA Disk drives, the first one is 120GB and the second one 360GB.
120GB Disk: 1st partition: NTFS (22GB), Windows XP is installed, for playing my games. 2nd partition: NTFS (62GB), The "GAMES" partition, where all the games are installed 3rd partition: EXT4 (25GB), Ubuntu Karmic 4th partition: SWAP space
The 320GB disk is a single NTFS partition, where all my data/files are stored. A couple of days ago I used GPARTED to shrink the 320GB partition and create a new 2GB FAT32 one at the end of it. (Never had any problem before using GPARTED for any filesystem). I put in there some old dos games and rebooted to windows. Then I formatted a diskette as MS-DOS startup disk. I rebooted the computer again and and booted from the FreeDOS LiveCD. After playing for a while I tried the MS-DOS disk, to see if it performed better.
Now Windows XP does not recognize the DATA and GAMES partitions, buts recognizes the fat32 one. In ubuntu they work, but when I try to fix them, it says "run chkdsk". Windows does not recognize them so I cannot do this. I tried to restore Windows XP from a Norton Ghost Backup image file, but its LiveCD does not recognize these partitions either (norton ghost 12 uses vista to boot the live cd).
So I'm running a live disk of ubuntu 11.04 because my windows 7 is totally messed up and wouldn't recognize my external hard drive and I cant back up my documents. I actually really like Linux and wanna keep it, but I have 2 problems. 1, I can't figure out for the life of me how to connect to the Internet. Its not scanning for any wireless networks and only seems to want me to connect via Ethernet. I think the problem is that it doesn't recognize my wireless card/doesn't know it's installed. Is there any way to fix that? I just want to be able to connect to wifi.
Now my second question. I can acess all my files fine, but Linux doesn't seem to register my external hard drive either, nor any other USB device. It just acts like there not plugged in. No error message or Anything. Is the a way to fix that? I fear that there might be some sort of hard ware issue, because in windows seven it doesn't recognize USB devices or my wireless card (among many many other problems) either. Although, I tried An older version of ubuntu on this same computer once and had a similar wireless issue which I was never able to resolve before my 7 was having any wireless issues.
Error Type: <class 'yum.Errors.RepoError'> Error Value: Error getting repository data for installed, repository not found File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 3125, in <module> main() File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 3122, in main code....
It mentioned bug report but I don't know where that is. I'll try later.
I did a clean install of Fedora 12 (AMD64) two days ago and I have been trying to update the packages. But it won't work. I keep getting these errors. I tried both Software Update and command-line utility to update. code...
It's a long story, but on my tri-boot (Ubuntu 8.04, Win 7, Win XP), both Win 7 and Win XP need to know that Linux has previously run. I've therefore written a little program in REALbasic that automatically creates a text file named linuxran.txt and puts it into the root folder of the partition where Windows XP is installed. Under Ubuntu, this location is known as "/media/Win XP". It's an 80 gig partition of a 1 TB drive, the same disk that Win 7 is installed on. In my partition app under Win 7, I labeled the partition "Win XP."
The good news: When Ubuntu is completely up and running, the program runs fine. It checks if the file already exists, and if it does not, it creates it. So in Ubuntu, under System ==> Preferences ==> Sessions ==> Startup Programs, I put my little program, figuring it would run just fine. The bad news: Unfortunately, it didn't. It's trying to start before Ubuntu has mounted the "/media/Win XP" drive/partition.
Possible solutions: 1. If I could somehow set my program to run after I know the other drive has loaded, I would be all right. I know the prog is fine once the drive is loaded, because it does what it's supposed to when I run it. Is there some way to put my app in the startup process after Ubuntu has mounted all the drives? 2. Put some code in my app to make Ubuntu mount that drive before the rest of the prog runs. Not sure if this one is practical. 3. Set the program to run, not when Ubuntu first starts up, but rather, right before it shuts down.
I like option #3 the best because it would require no re-coding. Ubuntu would have had plenty of time to mount all the drives. Is there some way to tell Ubuntu, "whenever you're told to shut down, always run this little program first?"
I have two optical drives (not SATA) that previously showed up as /dev/hda and /dev/hdb. No longer. I see no mention of them in fstab and catting all the /dev/dvd /dev/cd... /dev/sr.. turns up nothing. If I place a disk with info in the drive nothing appears anywhere I can seen dmesg).K3b tells me no devices found.wodim tells me Detected CD-R drive:/dev/sr1wodim: Cannot do inquiry for CD/DVD-Recorder.Errno: 5 (Input/output error), test unit ready scsi sendcmd: fatal errorCDB: 00 00 00 00 00 00cmd finished after 0.000s timeout 40s
I'm new to fedora, and I had an issue when I installed Fedora 11. I remembered how to make a user and password in terminal, and I had to look up the command to start GUI, but the two I found, gdm and startx, were not recognised. How do I start the GUI?
I was in the process of installing Fedora 12 when it came to the "Operating Systems List". Here it recognised only Windows and none of the other 4 Linux distros already installed. Looking at the option to "add" and then given the drop down list for each partition, can someone tell me what to enter in the LABEL box for these partitions, or how to find what to enter in these boxes to enable these distros to be booted?
I was installing Fedora 13 on my computer as I need it for a class I'm taking but wanted to keep Ubuntu (10.04) as well. So now the setup is: Windows 7 on sda, Ubuntu and Fedora on sdb.I did not install the bootloader when Fedora 13 prompted to. Running sudo os-prober and sudo update-grub only finds Windows 7.I know I can manually add it in 40_custom but have no idea how to go ab out that. The output of my fdisk -l is as follows:
I have heard of a linux based data recovery for hard drives (corrupt) its bootable and once loaded and booted it will scan for drives and show there contents and let you pick and choose which ones you would like to back up/ save to a disk so you can wipe a drive and keep your info but I cannot remember the name of it.