Hardware :: Hard Disk Failure: Couldn't Mount Because Of Unsupported Optional Features
Mar 22, 2010
One of my SATA hard disks stopped responding in the middle of a rsync file transfer to it. I had to kill the process. After that I am unable to mount that partition. I am using Ubuntu 9.10 x86_64 version. Here are the error messages and what I have tried:
~$ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
Here I am at a loss! Is there any way to force checking of the file system and to recover the data I have in there? I have tried the solution posted in [URL], but e2fsck -b <my superblock number> /dev/sdb1 shows "Journal version not supported by this e2fsck."
I was using Terminal and browsing a directory in my home folder. My "home" directory is located on "/dev/sdb1". When in Terminal I typed "ls" in one of my directories and the output was garbage. The output didn't show the files in the directory. I think it said something like, "input/output error". Unfortunately, I didn't write the exact error down. Instead I rebooted.The hard disk with the problem is:
Code: $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb [sudo] password for brian:
I looking for advice on what is the best way for backup on opensuse in case hard disk failure .
I have opensuse as server running samba (with some share folder) and mysql and web service. for mysql backup I run cron job using automysqlbackup script that run 3 times a day (morning , lunch , evening).
in case of hard disk failure, I wish to be put every things on new hard disk in 1or 2 hours.
[System: OpenSuSE 11.0 , kernel 188.8.131.52-0.7-pae, athlon i386] I've recently begun to have problems with my Sata Hitachi disk drive; it stores all my documents and music etc. I've only begun to notice these problems when I installed the Ex2 IFS driver for Windows so I could access my data (read only) from my Windows disk. However, the problem is not exclusive to Windows; Windows blue-screens when the Sata link goes down, but SuSE attempts to re-establish a link. Here's the dmesg output (only includes output relevant to disk activity). I've also run smartcl on the disk, here's the output. Note that the output says that it's soft-resetting the link. Any clues as to what this may infer? Also, the system has sometimes failed to boot as it sees the disk as corrupted and asks me to perform a fsck, which rewrites the journal (although this may or may not have been down to the aforementioned driver possibly not playing nice with the journal, even though it is in read only mode) and restores the disk to working order.
I can have periods of days where the disk works perfectly fine on both Windows and SusE, and random events where the disk link goes down for some reason. The situation seems to be remedied by me physically pushing the Sata cable into the disk and motherboard., and returns when the computer tower is subject to a considerable vibration from a slight knock et cetera. On the other hand, this may be a power problem, some ends on a rail are faulty on my PSU and will only give power to my optical drives if they are positioned in a certain angle, although this is probably less likely as the disks don't go offline, just the link.
I am just wondering if there are any tools for checking the life of the hard disk. I had my hard disk for 4 years. And now I think it is having some problems.Is there any tools I can use to check the condition of the hard disk?
I am running CentOS with single hard-disk (no RAID). I frequently saw people lost data because of hard-disk damage or failure.I am wondering if there is a software for monitoring the hard-disk so that we would know in advance and do the backup because thing goes wrong.
after my upgrades i noticed one hard drive was acting funny i was gonna reformat the drive anyway to totally remove winblows from my system grub was installed on the boot sector of the drive that failed how can i get the next drive in line to boot if some one can get me to a howto or tell me what i need to do short there of reinstalling the operating system.
create a VM here with virsh. I've managed to create the XML file and got it to work properly, however running it is the problem. These are the errors I get error: Failed to start domain Cent-OS, internal error process exited while connecting to monitor: open /dev/kvm: No such file or directory ,Could not initialize KVM, will disable KVM support qemu: could not open disk image /media/55D123D9E79ABF54/VM/Cent-OS-5.5.img: Permission denied
I have 10.04 desktop basically running xbmc sabnzbd and as a file server. the loads aren't too large as it is just for my house. But i moved from a server install to the desktop because of sound issues and running xbmc at start was a bit of a pain... so bit of background done.
My problem is that after installing 10.04 i got the disk utility pop-up saying one of samsung spinpoint 1tb (HD103UJ) has a critical error... now i didn't panic (although in the next couple of months i am intending to get another drive) but in the meantime i am simply wondering if this is a false flag? i've been getting this error for over 6 months now... pretty much from the last time i formatted the disk, i wiped it and then used dd to copy over a smaller partition, after which i used gparted to grow the partition to the whole drive. could this have created a false flag?
The 184 error is the only one, here is all the data i can glean from my system, attached is a screen of the relevent info from the disk utility, and this it from smartctl:
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
Ubuntu 10.04 has just failed to load from my hard drive, so I've resorted to booting from CD just to get the machine going.I'm wondering if my main boot drive has gone caput??When trying to mount it using DISK UTILITY...get the message: Error mounting volume
Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,missing codepage or helper program, or other error.In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
does the distro include any optional/unnecessary stuff that can be whacked to conserve disk space? I'm running a nearly default installation with no added applications (yet) and wondered if it is possible to reduce the 2+GB install a bit.
I've used YAST to include a USB hard disk in the export list and mount it to remote machine with NFS. That worked first time the disk was mounted. On the next reboot I saw that the USB disk was mounted again in "/media" but in new folder and its previous folder existed but empty and was mounted with nfs. It seems that first nfs comes mounted in booting time and then USB gets mounted after logging as a user. USB hard disk finds its folder occupied and automatically creates new folder in "/media". What should be done in order to USB hard disk and nfs to be mounted in the same point automatically on the boot ? The second question : When I mount an external disk to be accessible remotely with nfs I get refused to unmount the disk as a USB device. Is it possible to be unmounted as a USB disk done without unmounting it as a nfs as well?
I've had this external drive for ages, it contains all my music and pictures that I generally share on my network to my family etc... It has been working for years on Ubuntu until the other month I updated to 9.10 and now it will not mount. It still works on my EEE PC, I plug the USB in and up it pops as usual, however, I can't get it to work on Ubuntu 9.10
On my embedded linux box, running on Linux Kernel 2.6.9 embedded with BusyBox utilities.
An Objective are follow: 1/ To figure out how many partitions are on the hard disk 2/ Create a extra partition about 10GB size on the hard disk 3/ Format the partition and mount var on that partition
Only utility to perform above operations I have "sfdisk" utility from BusyBox collection. Which get installed at the time of image flash in to ROM (8mb ROM size). The following is the root directory structure where hdd as a directory mounted /mnt/hdd1
Code: ~ > ls bin etc lib proc sbin sys var dev hdd mnt root share tmp var_init Within /bin sfdisk utility can be used which I tried but no avail.
Code: ~ > sfdisk -l /dev/hda /dev/hda: No such file or directory sfdisk: cannot open /dev/hda for reading ~ > sfdisk -l /dev/sda0 /dev/sda0: No such file or directory .....
I am running a Debian/Linux "Lenny" dual boot system and when I try to open my WD passport storage device I get: Cannot mount volume. Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume "My Passport".
I have just updated to karmic, and I found that my external hard disk partitions, previously mounted under /media/disk and /media/fat are now referenced by something looking like a UUID, namely /media/7b096ea4-60ee-46b1-95cd-1851b051c40d and /media/4951-95D9.
Is there a way to revert to the old settings? Any application relying on the files on the external hard disk has now stopped working. While I certainly could just change reference (assuming the UUID does not change every session), I'd rather use the old names if possible.
Is it possible to mount a 2nd hard disk without erasing the data that is already on it? If so, what command must I enter. The system recognizes that the disk is there, I just can't access the data because it hasn't been mounted.
I had a hard disk used entirely for data archiving (no os files in there!) and it just failed, so I opened up the PC case and removed it. The problem is that I had set it to be automounted on startup (specified in /etc/fstab), and now when Fedora is loading it outputs an fsck error "cannot find/locate a superblock in /dev/sdb1" (that is the removed drive) and it throws me to a "maintenance terminal". I tried to remove the /dev/sdb1 entry from /etc/fstab, but the system wouldn't let me save the new file because the filesystem was in read-only mode.
System: ubuntu server edition 10.10 Hardisk: a 160g usb external hard disk, formatted in win7 with NTFS format. %fdisk -l returns: Device Boot .... System /dev/sdg1 NPFS/NTFS %sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdg1 /media/external
I have a directory /var/log/data its about 80 GB,It filling up quit rapidly.I don't have much space left in the system them So i will attaching another External HDD.My question is that i need to mount /var/log/data to new HDD.So i have old data and pulse new coming up.I don't want to copy data from /var/log/data then mount new HDD to /var/log/data you know what i am taking about is there a simple way like linking or any other.
I am running SUSE 11.1 on a 80Gig IDE HDD, I have added a 160 SATA HDD which I wish to use as storage. fdisk reports it as /dev/sda1 - W95 fat 32 LBA. What would the fstab entry be to make the disk mount automatically on boot, so that it shows on the desktop ready for use.
I have a server with two hard disks SATA (500 GB), I installed centos in one of them, desire to know how I can mount the other hard disk empty and without format, so that this hard disk always appears mounted when "reboot" the system.