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From: Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] USB drive dead? (Commands to check?)
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 19:07:39
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] USB drive dead? (Commands to check?) by Mark Knecht
1 On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 5:21 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > Hi,
3 > I seem to have lost an external USB drive I've been using on my
4 > MythTV backend server for video storage. What commands can I try to
5 > get it to wake up or at least show me what's working and what isn't?
6 > The drive shows under fdisk /dev/sda. I can see the large partition,
7 > and it seems to be the right size, according to fdisk anyway, but I
8 > cannot mount it using mount, and so far I cannot get e2fsck to do
9 > anything.
11 I had similar errors with an external USB drive recently and it turned
12 out to be related to the USB port on the computer. (I suspect the USB
13 controller was overloaded). I plugged it into a port on a different
14 controller and it started working normally again. So some easy things
15 I would suggest trying before messing with data:
17 A) diferent USB port on the same computer
18 B) plug it into a different computer entirely
19 C) try a different USB cable


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Re: [gentoo-user] USB drive dead? (Commands to check?) Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>