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Re: [opensuse] how to install usb external disk
  • From: Primm <lynn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 20:47:36 +0100
  • Message-id: <200612232047.36853.lynn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 23 December 2006 19:58, jdd wrote:
> 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)?

New and unused.
>
> >>> 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.

No. The box says 250Gb.
>
> 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

I followed the method explained but fell over here:

dmsetup create dmtest dmtest.txt
device-mapper: create ioctl failed: Device or resource busy
Command failed


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

Anyone any ideas? It's a Zaapa 250Gb model ZA-HDEX5-250
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