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I am having trouble mounting a usb hard drive enclosure. I use fc4 and I can even see the /dev/sda1 in the hardware browser. The drive is a 120 GB ...
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    hdd enclosure mount problem


    I am having trouble mounting a usb hard drive enclosure. I use fc4 and I can even see the /dev/sda1 in the hardware browser. The drive is a 120 GB NTFS drive. I updated my kernel with fedorafaq's "yum install kernel-module-ntfs-$(uname -r)". I have mounted a NTFS drive from a internal hard drive fine.

    I use :

    mount -t ntfs -r /dev/sda1 /mnt/F

    The problem is that it gives me an error that says "mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist"

    how can it not exist when i obviously see it in the hardware browser and it labels it /dev/sda1 !?!?!

    ARGHH little frustrating..

    TIA!!!

    Taken from /etc/var messages....

    Feb 12 03:29:19 trl3808rnt kernel: usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
    Feb 12 03:29:20 trl3808rnt kernel: SCSI subsystem initialized
    Feb 12 03:29:20 trl3808rnt kernel: Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
    Feb 12 03:29:20 trl3808rnt kernel: scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    Feb 12 03:29:20 trl3808rnt kernel: usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
    Feb 12 03:29:20 trl3808rnt kernel: USB Mass Storage support registered.
    Feb 12 03:29:25 trl3808rnt kernel: Vendor: IC35L120 Model: AVV207-1 Rev: 0000
    Feb 12 03:29:25 trl3808rnt kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 00
    Feb 12 03:29:25 trl3808rnt scsi.agent[3039]: disk at /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.2/usb2/2-2/2-2:1.0/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0
    Feb 12 03:29:25 trl3808rnt kernel: SCSI device sda: 241254720 512-byte hdwr sectors (123522 MB)
    Feb 12 03:29:25 trl3808rnt kernel: sda: assuming drive cache: write through
    Feb 12 03:29:25 trl3808rnt kernel: SCSI device sda: 241254720 512-byte hdwr sectors (123522 MB)
    Feb 12 03:29:25 trl3808rnt kernel: sda: assuming drive cache: write through
    Feb 12 03:29:25 trl3808rnt kernel: sda: unknown partition table
    Feb 12 03:29:25 trl3808rnt kernel: Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0




    fdisk -l outputs:

    [root@trl3808rnt /]# /sbin/fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60000000000 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7294 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 1 4 32098+ de Dell Utility
    /dev/hda2 * 5 1024 8193150 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda3 1025 7294 50363775 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda5 1917 6198 34395133+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda6 1025 1916 7164927 83 Linux
    /dev/hda7 6199 7294 8803588+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/hdb: 18.0 GB, 18042716160 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2193 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdb1 * 1 255 2048256 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb2 256 357 819315 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hdb3 358 2193 14747670 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sda: 123.5 GB, 123522416640 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15017 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/sda1 ? 1 15017 120624021 7 HPFS/NTFS



    wonder what the "?" means

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    yay fixed it! pretty simple solution!

    fdisk /dev/sda and then verified the partition table (what gave me an erro in the log)

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