usb harddisk not working

Ralf Mardorf ralf-mardorf at
Sat Nov 21 20:54:26 UTC 2020

On Sat, 21 Nov 2020 21:42:16 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Sat, 21 Nov 2020 20:44:25 +0100, Polytropon wrote:
>>So when in doubt, manually run fsck on the device.  
>I "only" need to run fsck for an external drive's hfs+ partition used
>to share data between an iPad and a Linux PC. Without running fsck I
>get IO errors as if the drive is broken. I never made this experience
>with other file systems or when using hfs+ with just one operating


I didn't finish the mail. What I want to point out is, that if the ufs
partition is used with FreeBSD and no other operating system, but
unclean, then probably something similar to a power loss happened,
probably something caused by the USB controller's firmware.

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