Disappearing Hard Drive?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Sat Sep 13 03:12:36 UTC 2008

On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 17:40:20 -0700 (PDT), Richard Mahlerwein <mahlerrd at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have a puzzling problem.  I'm sure I just missed something simple,
> but I can't figure out what.
> I added a drive to my system as Master on controller 2.   After
> turning back on, I found I couldn't see that 80 GB drive on my
> system.  I turned it off, checked all settings, then turned it back on
> and verified that the BIOS can see it - it's properly listed as an 80
> GB Samsung as Master on 2.  It sounds normal, looks normal and I can
> feel it spin up.
> But I still don't see it on my system to mount it.  I had just done
> this process with a 40 GB drive and it worked just fine, so I knew
> that I knew how to do it.  That one showed up in dmesg and was easily
> mounted.  For what it's worth, my Linux desktop, when I hook this
> drive up to an oddball USB-ATA adapter, acts exactly like it does with
> every OTHER drive I've pulled out of a FreeBSD box - it sees it but
> hasn't a clue how to mount it properly.  So I don't think the drive is
> a dud or anything.  It was in use until a few weeks ago.

If you connect the drive to the USB-SATA adapter and then attach to BSD,
does the drive also work fine?

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