General :: Error Formatted New External Usb HDD And Now Won't Mount / Sort This?
Nov 17, 2009
I recently got a new external hdd and formatted it to clear off the preloaded software seagate loaded on it for windows users. Anyway it worked fine but I realized I didn't name the drive what I wanted and since the format didn't take long at all I figured I'd do it again and name it what i meant to.
This time a message popped up and said error formatting drive
I removed it and now when I connect it, it doesn't appear to mount at all.
I did not find the solution to my problem reading other posts so I apologize in advance if this question has been solved in a previous thread.I recently started having input/output errors when trying to access directories on my external HD. Today I moved the content of my external HD to a single directory before starting a backup. Since then I can not access this backup directory anymore although the external HD automatically mounts when I turn it on.
I tried my luck starting the external HD in Windows but it wont show up in the explorer. What should I do to be able to mount it in windows and is there any way this would fix the problem?I'm running xubuntu kernel v 2.6.27-14-generic and the external HD is an acomdata.
Running Debian Squeeze, I used gparted to wipe the fat partition on a 8GB USB thumbdrive, and repartitioned it with ext3. Everything goes fine, and gparted and fdisk -l both show the correct partition, but I can't seem to mount it, and automount in gnome fails as well.code...
I've just made the switch from Ubuntu to Debian Squeeze and am having trouble connecting external media (be it a USB stick or an ext HD). The error I am getting when I connect anything via usb is the following:
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.
How do I configure my Debian installation to mount external USB drives to mount points based on the volume names of the drives? For instance, if I have a thumb drive with the volume name of "SWORDFISH," how do I have Linux mount it at /media/SWORDFISH? I'm aware that this can be setup in FSTAB, but that requires that I know the UUID of the device beforehand and that I take the time to set each external device up in FSTAB first. That does nothing for me when I have a thumb drive that has never been plugged into my computer before.
This seems to be setup by default in Ubuntu/Kubuntu, but is not working for me with a fresh installation of Debian Squeeze and KDE4. I've spent the past 2 hours Googling for a solution and have turned up nothing. UPDATE: My results are inconsistent. Sometimes Debian mounts devices to mount points based on the volume names, and other times it gives them generic mount points (e.g. /media/usb1).
If a USB drive is used under Linux and Windows, what would be the best file system? FAT32?Would it harm to have the drive formated as NTFS?How reliable is Linux when writing to NTFS today and is it worth taking the risk?I am asking this because I am pretty sure that there are a lot of peoples out there with external drives that are formated in NTFS.The main reason for this is that a OS like Windows XP cannot format a FAT32 partition bigger then 32GB and without noticing users might format their drives to NTFS.
I've been at this for a few hours now. Searched the forums and while I found many similar topics, none were quite the same. The most obvious difference to me is this line: Jun 12 15:43:05 G1093 kernel: sdc: unknown partition table
Accidentally the usb plug on my WD "My Book" got halfway unplugged and I didn't notice it. when I rebooted it, it wouldn't read the drive. I tried using G Parted to repair it but no success, it just runs forever accessing the drive and never finishes. (I left it running an entire weekend and it didn't finish) the drive is formated ext3.
When I try to mount the drive in Ubuntu 9.10 it gives this error message:
Strangely if I boot into Windows and use the ext driver I can access the drive just fine. is this something I can fix? if needed I can use Windows to do any repairs.
I accidentally formatted a 2TB drive of mine (big oops), but have recovered 2 of the 3 partitions using testdisk. My third partition is a LUKS encrypted partition. Testdisk managed to recover a piece of it, but it won't mount as most of it is unallocated. The partition originally occupied all space from sector 2,930,272,065 to the end of the disk -- sector 3,907,024,064. That is about 473 GBs. Currently, the partition only uses space from sector 2,930,272,065 to 2,930,288,129, about 7.84 MB.
The rest of the space is unallocated. Now what I need to do, is to expand the partition so that it occupies all the space that it used to. How would I do this? I cannot resize the partition, cause it would try to recreate the filesystem AFAIK and I don't want that, as it will fry my data. My data is not terribly important, but I would rather have it then not. I attached a screenie of kpartitionmanager. The partition in question is /dev/sdb2.
i've read so many threads and pages regarding this problem, I dont even know if I've having the same issue as when I started. But I am going to start over from the beginning and ask for help this time. I have a debian machine with an external harddrive. I have a windows machine on the same network from which I can read the files from the debian drive, but I cant write to it. At some point in time (several months ago?) I could.
currently, I have this line in my /etc/fstab: /dev/sdb1 /media/MUSIC/ vfat user,uid=1000,gid=1000,rw,umask=000 0 0
and i've tried a hundred different mount commands (but not as many as i've tried fstab lines) but generally have been using this at start up: sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/MUSIC/ (i am under the impression that i should not have to use 'sudo' when doing this, since the fstab line includes 'user' but if i dont, the command fails)
no matter what I've tried, the permissions come out as owned by root: drwxr-xr-x 905 root root 163840 2010-10-17 17:45 Music attempting (as root) to change ownership of the directory also does not work: chown: changing ownership of `/media/MUSIC/': Operation not permitted i've confirmed that i have the uid and gid number correct with id wgato
I am unable to mount an external in my linux os.I tried everithing,but not succeed.Linux os ver: RHEL 4(nahant update 5)Problem description: when I insert an external,autometically the icon will show at 'my computer'.But when I tried to open the device,the message will show that "device is already mounted or busy" I checked that one entry is autometically done in fstab after inserting the external.But "mount" command does not show it. I tried every possible command to mannually mount,but no effect.This problem is occure in only one server,but there is no such problem in other servers running same configuration.
I'm not really sure this is the right category for this post...
I've been thinking and reading but I really don't find a solution, and this is why I decided to post here. I'm not a newbie using Linux but I know absolutely nothing about nfs and related stuff. If explanations are not clear/precise I'm sorry and absolutely open to explain myself better (I'm really desperate, at this point).
I'm running a Debian in a VirtualBox inside a RHEL5. To supply space to the virtual machine I'm trying to mount a disk (? maybe not?) that I created in the RHEL.
In RHEL: I created a directory /some/path/dir and I granted access to it from the VM (edit /etc/exports file and restart the nfs service)
In Debian: I created a directory to be used as mounting point (mkdir /other/nice/path/dir) and I tried to mount (mount -t nfs -v redhat:/some/path/dir /other/nice/path/dir). What happens next is the following:
mount.nfs: timeout set for Thu ... mount.nfs: text-based options ... mount.nfs: mount(2): Input/output error mount.nfs: mount system call failed
Now, this Input/output error is too vague to trace where the problem is, but I really have no idea about how to go more in depth (are there logs somewhere? What should I look for? ... ...).
I;ve been using Ubuntu (10.xx) for a few months now and am really getting the hang of it.My NAS drive has now failed.It is a WD Mybook world edition 1tb with the blue rings.The drive spins fine and in windows I can see the partitions but I understand the file system is linux based.Can anyone help as to how I can mount the drive and recover the files using ubuntu / linux.I have a USB caddy to connect the SATA drive to my laptop.
I would like to mount a (permanently) attached external USB drive so that it is writable by multiple userids. Currently HAL is mounting the drive as writable to my owner user and readable for group and others. My m/c also runs as an FTP server and I would like said FTP server to be able to write files to the external drive. Just being able to specify a gid would probably do the job for me.
I have googled HAL and UDEV and also attempted to configure usbmount to do this, all to no avail. I am running SLES 10.3. So in summary, can I & how do I either make HAL mount the drive with gid=nnn, or should I not use HAL and simply make an entry in /etc/fstab and make sure a I get the same device address for this USB drive each time I boot?
I finished installing Lucid (Ubuntu 10.04) on two desktop PCs formerly running Windows XP. Both installs went like a charm.Machine A has an external USB drive connected to it that I previously used for MS Windows backups. I can see the contents of the external drive from A's "file explorer" and navigate its directories. I would like to have machine B auto-mount A's external USB drive.A while back, I did something similar with a RedHat host that would automount a connection to an external USB drive shared by a MS Windows machine. My "/etc/fstab" was updated to mount a CIFS share.
I used CIFS since RedHat does not support NTFS, which is the format of USB drive. It worked perfectly.Can I do the same thing or is there a simple way? I am thinking that I may need to setup NFS server and client but I am not sure.Is there a how-to on NFS and Ubuntu?
I upgraded Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 desktop a few weeks ago and an external USB drive that was mounting at startup on 9.04 is no longer mounting on 9.10. If I unplug the USB cable and plug it back in it comes up. The issue is strange in that when a regular non-admin logs in the drive auto mounts but does not for an admin login. I have not been able to put together search results that would lead me to a hint of why this would occur and/or what aresolution may be.Why would the drive auto mount when a regular user logs in but not auto mount for an admin? When I say admin I guess what I mean is a user with more privileges such as member of the admin group.
Manually mount or fix my external hard drive. I can't format the drive because I have important data on it. The drive is 1TB Select USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive from Iomega. When I plug it in, a message appears that reads:
"Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 32: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2,missing codepage or helper program, or other error. In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so".
Also, I plugged in the drive, typed the command "sudo fdisk -l" in the terminal, and received the following:
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdb'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
Earlier this year I encountered a problem with my external hard drive; it would not mount automatically and I kept getting an error message. Last time I was able to fix it by typing in the terminal 'sudo fsck /dev/sdb2'. Once again it's not mounting automatically and I'm not even getting the error message. I can't format the drive because I have important data on it. The drive is 1TB Select USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drivefrom Iomega. Also, I plugged in the drive, typed the command "sudo fdisk -l" in the terminal, and received thefollowing:WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
I just purchased a Western Digital My Book World Edition External hard drive and need to mount and format. My router sees the connection but I am now unsure how to proceed. Will linux detect the new device through my wireless connection? I know very little about Unix based or Linux commands.
my external HDD of 750GB bring me an error during mounting!it asks me to get to windows and reboot twice or cmd chkdsk/f of which when i do it only option comes is to format it, i do not wanna format it coz it's with a lot of ma useful data!am using debian just asking if its possible to retrieve ma data from it using commands persay and what are those
I'm trying to get an external HD to mount on my Dell Laptop running OpenSuse 11.1. When I connect I get the following:
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4 usb 1-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices usb 1-5: New USB device found, idVendor=0bc2, idProduct=0503 usb 1-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=54, Product=69, SerialNumber=95
But am left scratching my head. I don't think its showing up in the etc/mtab - which i think it is supposed to?
I have been trying to share folders from my main PC which is running Ubuntu 10.04. I have been able to figure out Samba enough to get my a couple of folders shared, but I have been unable to share any folders which are on my external harddrive. After entering the path in my smb.conf file they appear on the network but I am unable to navigate to them. When trying to navigate to them through the network folder on the pc they are actually connected to I get an "Unable to mount location: Failed to mount windows share" dialog box. On the windows pc I am trying to share with I get, "Windows cannot acces \Josh-Desktop ame of folder"
My smb.conf file looks like this:
That folders I cannot access are Music and Videos.
i installed arch-core-64bit or i thought i did and when i restarted it i got the error error: file not found grub rescue> i have gotten this error before and got around it buy just reinstalling the OS but now when i try to set the booting device to CD i get the same error and when i try to set it to usb i get a error saying disk error. could this be because my usb not formatted to arch's liking? well any way that's not my big problem my big problem is the fact that i do not know how to reinstall the OS i have searched for a couple days and still have no idea how to get this accomplished.
I am trying to use Tiny Core as the OS for a fairly old embedded device using a Pentium 100 with 64MB Ram.
I managed to get the Tiny Core image loaded onto a 128MB CF card. When I turn the box on, it presents me the Grup screen and I can select the bootup option (tinycore). However, soon after I am getting a DMA Timeout Error. Also in this link: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ble-it-734489/
Now, I am not familiar with Tiny Core all that well, and neither am I sure of how to modify the initramfs to include: hdparm -d0 /dev/hdb.