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Hi, everyone ! I mount external eSATA drive on Ubuntu 10.04. Good scenario: Turn on the drive. Re-boot the machine. The external drive is recognized as sdc1. Can be mounted. ...
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    [SOLVED] Problem Mounting eSATA Drive


    Hi, everyone !
    I mount external eSATA drive on Ubuntu 10.04.
    Good scenario:
    Turn on the drive. Re-boot the machine.
    The external drive is recognized as sdc1. Can be mounted. No problems.
    Bad scenario:
    Turn on the drive. Do not re-boot.
    No sdc1 device is created. No device to mount.

    Is there a way to tell the Operating System to re-scan installed drives now (as it does on startup) ?

    Thanks for any advice !

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    Quote Originally Posted by white_hound View Post
    Hi, everyone !
    I mount external eSATA drive on Ubuntu 10.04.
    Good scenario:
    Turn on the drive. Re-boot the machine.
    The external drive is recognized as sdc1. Can be mounted. No problems.
    Bad scenario:
    Turn on the drive. Do not re-boot.
    No sdc1 device is created. No device to mount.

    Is there a way to tell the Operating System to re-scan installed drives now (as it does on startup) ?

    Thanks for any advice !
    Hello,

    to mount the drive without re-booting the system, you most run the terminal and run this command:

    fdisk -l
    or
    sudo fdisk -l

    this command will show the listed device mounted or not, don't forget to use the option -l
    so if you see your drive as sdc1 for exemple, you must run the following command:

    mkdir /media/my_disk
    this will create directory "my_disk" in the directory /media

    mount /dev/sdc1 /media/my_disk
    will mount sdc1 in /media/my_disk

    that's all.


    but i have a big problem;
    where did i post a new message(question) as you post your questions
    there was explained "how", but not "where"

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    No. It doesn't work.
    fdisk -l lists the partition tables mentioned in /proc/partitions file.

    My problem is that this file does not change on external drive connection.
    As I've mentioned previously, the sdc1 device is not created.
    It is like my OS 'does not pay attention' new drive was added.
    So fdisk -l doesn't mention no new drive in its output.

    But ... thank you

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    As I was able to run into the solution, I'll post it here in hope it might be helpful for someone.

    Install 'scsitools' package.
    Run 'rescan-scsi-bus.sh' script.

    sdc device appears. We are in again.

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    Helped me

    Thanks a lot. That was exactly what I was looking for *thumbsup*.

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