problems mounting external drive

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by onetitfemme, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. onetitfemme

    onetitfemme Guest

    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
     
    onetitfemme, Jul 19, 2006
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  2. onetitfemme

    Mike T. Guest

    "onetitfemme" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.


    (snip)

    Well your error messages are indicating that the drive is not partitioned.
     
    Mike T., Jul 19, 2006
    #2
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  3. onetitfemme

    JAD Guest

    "onetitfemme" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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?)
     
    JAD, Jul 19, 2006
    #3
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