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Re: [opensuse] how to install usb external disk
  • From: Mike Noble <mgnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 14:02:22 -0800
  • Message-id: <200612231402.23091.mgnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 23 December 2006 13:23, Primm wrote:
> On Saturday 23 December 2006 22:00, Mike Noble wrote:
> > On Saturday 23 December 2006 09:27, Primm wrote:
> > > On Saturday 23 December 2006 18:04, Hans du Plooy wrote:
> > > > On Sat, 2006-12-23 at 16:42 +0100, Primm wrote:
> > > > > I have a zaapa usb external drive. I thought I could simply plug it
> > > > > in and write to it. It does not show up under the kde 'my computer'
> > > > > as I expected it would. Running evmsgui it shows as /dev/evms/sda
> > > > > but I've no idea how to write to it. Why doesn't it simply show as
> > > > > /dev/sda? How can I get to use it?
> > > >
> > > > Open a console as root and type:
> > > >
> > > > # fdisk -l
> > > >
> > > > Does it only show /dev/sda or is there a /dev/sda1 too? If there is
> > > > only /dev/sda it means that there are no partitions on the disc.
> > > > You can use fdisk to create a partition, then format ti with the
> > > > filesystem of your choice.
> > > >
> > > > Hans
> > >
> > > it gives me this:
> > >
> > > 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 /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, 3150249984 bytes
> > > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 382 cylinders
> > > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> > >
> > > This doesn't look like a partition table
> > > Probably you selected the wrong device.
> > >
> > > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > > /dev/dm-0p1 ? 120513 235786 925929529+ 68 Unknown
> > > Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
> > > phys=(116, 100, 32) logical=(120512, 47, 32)
> > > Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
> > > phys=(288, 101, 46) logical=(235785, 20, 46)
> > > Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> > > /dev/dm-0p2 ? 82801 116350 269488144 79 Unknown
> > > Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
> > > phys=(357, 32, 43) logical=(82800, 34, 51)
> > > Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
> > > phys=(0, 13, 10) logical=(116349, 218, 61)
> > > Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> > > /dev/dm-0p3 ? 33551 120595 699181456 53 OnTrack DM6
> > > Aux3 Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings
> > > (non-Linux?): phys=(345, 32, 19) logical=(33550, 137, 11)
> > > Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
> > > phys=(324, 77, 19) logical=(120594, 153, 54)
> > > Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> > > /dev/dm-0p4 ? 86812 86813 10668+ 49 Unknown
> > > Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
> > > phys=(87, 1, 0) logical=(86811, 142, 3)
> > > Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
> > > phys=(335, 78, 2) logical=(86812, 225, 45)
> > > Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> > >
> > > Partition table entries are not in disk order
> > >
> > > Disk /dev/dm-1: 48.3 GB, 48323520000 bytes
> > > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 5875 cylinders
> > > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> > >
> > > This doesn't look like a partition table
> > > Probably you selected the wrong device.
> > >
> > > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > > /dev/dm-1p1 ? 116388 126889 84344761 69 Unknown
> > > Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> > > /dev/dm-1p2 ? 105915 222310 934940732+ 73 Unknown
> > > Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> > > /dev/dm-1p3 ? 1 1 0 74 Unknown
> > > Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> > > /dev/dm-1p4 179626 179629 26207+ 0 Empty
> > > Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> > >
> > > Partition table entries are not in disk order
> > >
> > > Any ideas?
> > > Thanks Steve.
> >
> > I have a drive that connects with usb (use it for backups). This is a
> > stanard drive in a usb enclosure, and here is the output of my
> > fdisk -l:
> >
> > fdisk -l
> >
> > Disk /dev/hda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
> > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> >
> > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > /dev/hda1 * 1 2611 20972826 83 Linux
> > /dev/hda2 2612 3917 10490445 82 Linux swap /
> > Solaris /dev/hda3 3918 24321 163895130 83 Linux
> >
> > Disk /dev/sda: 400.0 GB, 400088457216 bytes
> > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 48641 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> >
> > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > /dev/sda1 1 48641 390708801 83 Linux
> >
> > Your system sees the drive as /dev/dm-0px, where x is the partition
> > on the drive. You also show a /dev/dm-1px. This really looks like the
> > disk was setup by some kind of disk manager. If you are able to run
> > fdisk on /dev/dm-0 and /dev/dm-1 then you can probably delete the
> > partitions and create one big one in each of the virtual drives. Word
> > of warning if you do this the drive will most likely not be able to be
> > returned. If you are already at that point, then there is no harm in
> > trying.
> >
> > Mike
>
> Unfortunately not:
>
> fdisk /dev/dm-0
>
> Unable to read /dev/dm-0
> Still no joy.
> Steve.

Are you able to return the drive and get a different one?

Mike
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