second ide hard drive - toast?
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Tue May 6 16:03:28 PDT 2003
Redmond Militante <r-militante at northwestern.edu> writes:
> on my home computer, i was mounting a second ide hdd using this line in my fstab
> /dev/ad1c /mnt/drive2 ufs rw 1 1
> i tried to boot the machine today, it hung while trying to mount /dev/ad1c. i tried fsck, it couldn't read the drive. only way i could get the machine to boot was to uncomment the above fstab line.
> when i run dmesg, it shows me ad0 but not ad1. i try to run 'fdisk /dev/ad1' or 'fdisk /dev/ad1c' and i get the message 'device not configured'
> did this drive just die on me? any tips on how to recover?
If it's not detected at all, it's likely to be a controller or cable
failure. Check those things first, since they're less of a problem to
solve. [Or, conversely, put the disk in another machine to see if
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