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Re: [opensuse] how to install usb external disk
  • From: Leendert Meyer <leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 23:39:03 +0100
  • Message-id: <200612232339.04032.leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
On Saturday 23 December 2006 22:58, Mike McMullin wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-12-23 at 20:40 +0100, 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.
>
> Leen, don't USB-drives normally show up as sd?

Well, I thought so too. Maybe dm-* are a bit less normal.

But the total size of both devices (~ 52 GB) is not equal to 250 GB
as it should be.

And looking at the snippet from /var/log/messages, I get the feeling
that the kernel can't cope. Either because it does not know how to,
or maybe a hardware problem. But I could be totaly off here.

> I have one and
> under 10.0 it is sda, with partitions at sda1, sda2 and sda3,
> which mount at usbdisk and usbdisk_1. (One of these partitions is
> actually a SWAP partition so only the two mounts.)

I have a USB pen-drive with 2 drives: sda and sdb.

Cheers,

Leen
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