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Re: [opensuse] how to install usb external disk
  • From: jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 19:58:33 +0100
  • Message-id: <458D7C59.50306@xxxxxxxxx>
Primm a écrit :

I have a zaapa usb external drive.

You didn't say if this drive is new and unused or already used by an other computer (for example XP)?

expected it would. Running evmsgui

I don't know about evmsgui, so I suspect you have a special configuration anywhere..

fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 383 3076416 12 Compaq diagnostics

this and the following is you may disk (windows and linux), don't touch it!

/dev/hda2 * 384 6258 47190937+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda3 6259 12161 47415847+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 6259 8228 15823993+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 8229 8356 1028128+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda7 8357 12161 30563631 83 Linux


Disk /dev/dm-0: 3150 MB,

this, again, I don't know of. 3150 MB, so 3.1 Gb sort of usb key?? probably better unplug it during the tests, just in case :-)

Disk /dev/dm-1: 48.3 GB, 48323520000 bytes

is your external usb drive 50Gb large? is yes, then you have got it.

it's not formatted.

or may be, there is only one /dev/dm drive with partition 0 and 1, so the two drives I spoke of are only one, 50GiB drives??

the first thing I would like to know before formatting is what is this "dm" disk type?

looks like this: http://oss.gonicus.de/openpower/index.php/Dm-multipath-vscsi

but here I have no knowledge to help you :-(

jdd


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