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Hello all! I am running Linux Fedora Core 3 I have an external usb hardrive (BusLink 80G) running, the problem is when I updated the kernel and added some other ...
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    USB External Hard Drive


    Hello all!
    I am running Linux Fedora Core 3
    I have an external usb hardrive (BusLink 80G) running, the problem is when I updated the kernel and added some other packages, then rebooted Fedora my usb hardrive has gone!
    Where has it gone and how do I get it back

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    When you say its gone? was that an external data HD?
    if you issue
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    FDISK -L, does it list the external one? (should look like sda1,sda2)

    1. if yes, then its discovered but not mounted... look into /etc/fstab and see if you see it listed. if you have a hard time knowing what to do, simply post your output on these 2 command
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    and
    cat /etc/fstab
    2. if not, then it's not discovered, you will need to make sure that its working properly, that its ON, that other USB device are working,...
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    cat /etc/fstab results

    This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
    LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
    none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_u:object_r:removable_t ,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
    /dev/hdb /media/cdrom auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_u:object_r:removable_t ,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_u:object_r:removable_t ,exec,noauto,managed 0 0

    fdisk -l results

    bash: fdisk: command not found

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    fdisk as to be run as root
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    fdisk -l results

    Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 9107 73146541+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2 9108 9234 1020127+ 82 Linux swap
    /dev/hda3 9235 14592 43038135 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sda: 82.3 GB, 82348278272 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 10010 80405293+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

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    Can anybody help!

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    it looks like your drive is still available as /dev/sda and the partition you are looking for is probably /dev/sda1

    try doing this (as root):

    mkdir /mnt/usb_drive
    mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb_drive

    if this doesn't fail, try listing the contents of /mnt/usb_drive to see if your stuff is there, and if you can use it like before.

    if this works, then you can add a line in your /etc/fstab file to make it mount automatically. something like:

    /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb_drive vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0

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    external hard drive woes

    I also am trying to get my external hd to work, and it does with the command

    mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/extra

    but in fstab I have

    /dev/sda /mnt/extra vfat defaults 0 0

    and it won't mount itself.

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    duh

    It wasn't until I saw my fstab posted that I realized I forgot the "1" in /dev/sda1 !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    ownership

    Ok, now I can't change the ownership of the drive (/mnt/extra), not even as root.

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