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onetitfemme
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      19th Jul 2006
I am trying to mount my external drive. I think it had a FAT32
partition of 80Gb (the whole drive), but I am not able to.
..
The drive may haver had powering problems (low power supply not a
spike).
..
Based on the output to the tried commands, what is happening to it?
..
How can i fix my drive? As I scarcely remember you could use qparted
to solve these kinds of problems, but I don't know about the details.
..
How can you fix the drive using knoppix or any other utility for that
matter?
..
Thank you

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sh-3.1# mount /dev/sda /media/sda1 -rw
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda, missing
codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
..
// __
sh-3.1# fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80037281792 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9730 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table
..
// __
sh-3.1# dmesg | grep -i sda
SCSI device sda: 156322816 512-byte hdwr sectors (80037 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 11 00 00 00
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
SCSI device sda: 156322816 512-byte hdwr sectors (80037 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 11 00 00 00
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
sda: unknown partition table
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
SCSI device sda: 156322816 512-byte hdwr sectors (80037 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 11 00 00 00
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
SCSI device sda: 156322816 512-byte hdwr sectors (80037 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 11 00 00 00
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
sda: unknown partition table
sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
..
// __
sh-3.1# lspci -v | grep HCI
0000:00:0f.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): NEC Corporation uPD72874 IEEE1394
OHCI 1.1 3-port PHY-Link Ctrlr (rev 01) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: NEC Corporation uPD72874 IEEE1394 OHCI 1.1 3-port PHY-Link
Ctrlr
..
// __
sh-3.1# modprobe usb-uhci
FATAL: Module usb_uhci not found.
sh-3.1# modprobe usb-ohci
FATAL: Module usb_ohci not found.
sh-3.1# modprobe usb-storage
sh-3.1#
..
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onetitfemme
otf

 
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Mike T.
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      19th Jul 2006

"onetitfemme" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I am trying to mount my external drive. I think it had a FAT32
> partition of 80Gb (the whole drive), but I am not able to.


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Well your error messages are indicating that the drive is not partitioned.


 
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      19th Jul 2006

"onetitfemme" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I am trying to mount my external drive. I think it had a FAT32
> partition of 80Gb (the whole drive), but I am not able to.
> .
> The drive may haver had powering problems (low power supply not a
> spike).
> .
> Based on the output to the tried commands, what is happening to it?
> .
> How can i fix my drive? As I scarcely remember you could use qparted
> to solve these kinds of problems, but I don't know about the details.
> .
> How can you fix the drive using knoppix or any other utility for that
> matter?
> .
> Thank you
>
> // __
> sh-3.1# mount /dev/sda /media/sda1 -rw
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda, missing
> codepage or other error
> In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
> .
> // __
> sh-3.1# fdisk -l /dev/sda
>
> Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80037281792 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9730 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
>
> Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table
> .
> // __
> sh-3.1# dmesg | grep -i sda
> SCSI device sda: 156322816 512-byte hdwr sectors (80037 MB)
> sda: Write Protect is off
> sda: Mode Sense: 11 00 00 00
> SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
> SCSI device sda: 156322816 512-byte hdwr sectors (80037 MB)
> sda: Write Protect is off
> sda: Mode Sense: 11 00 00 00
> SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
> sda: unknown partition table
> sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
> VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
> SCSI device sda: 156322816 512-byte hdwr sectors (80037 MB)
> sda: Write Protect is off
> sda: Mode Sense: 11 00 00 00
> SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
> SCSI device sda: 156322816 512-byte hdwr sectors (80037 MB)
> sda: Write Protect is off
> sda: Mode Sense: 11 00 00 00
> SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
> sda: unknown partition table
> sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
> VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
> VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
> VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
> VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
> .
> // __
> sh-3.1# lspci -v | grep HCI
> 0000:00:0f.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): NEC Corporation uPD72874 IEEE1394
> OHCI 1.1 3-port PHY-Link Ctrlr (rev 01) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
> Subsystem: NEC Corporation uPD72874 IEEE1394 OHCI 1.1 3-port PHY-Link
> Ctrlr
> .
> // __
> sh-3.1# modprobe usb-uhci
> FATAL: Module usb_uhci not found.
> sh-3.1# modprobe usb-ohci
> FATAL: Module usb_ohci not found.
> sh-3.1# modprobe usb-storage
> sh-3.1#
> .
> // __
> onetitfemme
> otf
>




Your drive needs to be repartitioned and formatted to something other than
what it is (MAC OS?)






 
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