external hard drive
lloyd545220-trucker at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 1 09:47:15 PST 2004
Don't have a clue as to the type of drive. I bought it at CompUSA over a
year ago. On the case, it simply says:
It works fine under Win XP. It is an IBM hard drive within the case.
But I realized last night that I am having similar problems with a 40
Buslink external hard drive, connect by USB plug, which I use all of the
time. It did recognize it during the installation process, but I hadn't
checked it again until last night. I posted this a minute ago, but I
think the problem is the SSH program. This was the 1st time that I had
it hooked up after installing the system. This is a drive that is
usually recognized by any operating system, and was also recognized by
FBSD when I had it installed before.
(I know someone is going to say that I shouldn't have changed it....)
Maybe I am missing something here, or have forgotten something, or
haven't read something. I have 3 FreeBSD books and have printed out the
new online manual. I'm trying to mount it using:
mount_msdosfs /dev/da0 /usb0
I have the '/usb0' directory created in my '/' dir.
I also have the following in my fstab:
/dev/da0 /usb0 msdos noauto 0 0
I am getting an error from this line when I try using 'mount -a'.
I'm trying to remember the error, but it referred to file system type.
This drive is formated as a fat32 file system.
Email: lloyd545220-trucker at yahoo.com
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> Not sure of what is happening, it sounds like your drive is at least
>being seen because as you say something is working it. Have you tried
>booting in debug mode?
> What enclossure are you using for this drive? I am thinking about
>replacing mine, i got a sanmax or sandisk can't remember which the company
>was terible it died 3 months later and they won't go for it, pitiful
>service, so i was wondering in case i decide to replace it.
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