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Re: [opensuse] how to install usb external disk
  • From: Leendert Meyer <leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 22:32:52 +0100
  • Message-id: <200612232232.52445.leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
On Saturday 23 December 2006 21:02, Primm wrote:
> On Saturday 23 December 2006 20:40, Leendert Meyer wrote:
> > On Saturday 23 December 2006 20:23, Primm wrote:
> > > When I plug it in nothing happens. Trying to mount /dev/sda
> > > gives:
> > >
> > > mount /dev/sda /mnt
> > > mount: No medium found
> >
> > This is like mounting a CDROM with no CD in it.
> >
> > Instead of sda, you should use dm-0 or dm-1.
>
> I get:
>
> mount /dev/dm-0 /mnt
> mount: /dev/dm-0: can't read superblock

So the device exists.

> and:
>
> mount /dev/dm-1 /mnt
> mount: special device /dev/dm-1 does not exist

_Not_?

*** How about /var/log/messages? What appears there _right_after_
plugging in the device?

> Still no joy.

(earlier email) fdisk tells you you've got

/dev/dm-0: 3150 MB

and

/dev/dm-1: 48.3 GB

This totals to about 52.4 GB. That's 1/5 of what you say the size is:
250 GB. That is *strange*. It should add up to about 250 GB.

*** Better take your time and sort things out! ;-)

BTW, is it this drive:

http://www.zaapa.co.uk/Public/ficha_producto.asp?CPRO=629

Cheers,

Leen
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