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ftgibson
July 12th, 2009, 11:19 PM
Hello All,
I am having problems mounting the new My Book to my Ubuntu machine. I have searched almost all weekend and have had little luck. The fdisk -l option while using sudo produces this:


ftgibson@ftgibson:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for ftgibson:

Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x000b892c

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4676 37559938+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 4677 4864 1510110 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 4677 4864 1510078+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xe8900690

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 121601 976760001 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
ftgibson@ftgibson:~$

I am at a loss and could desperately use any advice.

Thanks,
Amie

egalvan
July 12th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Hello All,
I am having problems mounting the new My Book to my Ubuntu machine. I have searched almost all weekend and have had little luck. The fdisk -l option while using sudo produces this:


Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xe8900690

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 121601 976760001 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
ftgibson@ftgibson:~$

I am at a loss and could desperately use any advice.

Amie

My first piece of advice would be to SERIOUSLY reconsider using the default FAT32 for that 1TeraByte drive.
FAT came out when 10meg drives were the norm...
FAT16/FAT32 merely expanded the address space...
You need something that can better handle the storage.


NTFS or ext3 are MUCH better choices...
ext3 has journaling. Helps with data safety.

of course, if the drive is now full, this can be problematic...


next,

what is the problem?

"having problems mounting" is too vague...

give us specific failures, and any errors that may pop up.

listing the fstab would also be of help....


sudo gedit /etc/fstab

And lastly, re-consider the LABEL(name) that the drive came with.

Spaces in labels and file names are MS-oriented way.

Linux does not like spaces... it will work with them, but doesn't like them, and needs work-arounds to use them...

Also the case...Linux is case sensitive
"My Book" is not the same as "my book"

save some grief and rename it to

my_book

or

data_1tb

or something similar.

ftgibson
July 12th, 2009, 11:52 PM
After the fstab command I get :
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config -- #
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda1 :
UUID=3f4555ff-c44d-406c-bcc4-a7a31d57ad02 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1 # Entry for /dev/sda5 :
UUID=81dfbd4c-1405-4a51-a5eb-2e45be6d52ed none swap sw 0 0 /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1 vfat uid=analyst,owner,users,user 0 0

The main error that I get is "can not mount volume, invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume "My Book".


When I right click on it it wont show me the properties or anything, just the same error.


Thanks for you help.
Amie

egalvan
July 12th, 2009, 11:59 PM
Do you have a Windows (XP or Vista) machine that you can borrow?

if so, use it to change the LABEL ( drive name ) ...

Another thing you can do is try gparted...

either from your Linux install.
or a LiveCD (Linux, gpartedLive, partedmagic, etc)

see if gparted will see the drive

if so, send us a screenshot.

I'm going to late-lunch

I'll be back in an hour or two.

ErnestG

P.S.
is the drive so new that it has nothing on it?
is it blank?
much easier if it is.
I set up a 750GB external not too long ago.
I used partedmagic to re-format to ext3

ftgibson
July 13th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Yes it is brand new and has only two non important files that I somehow got onto it last night. I will try gparted and get back to you, I am working on my vista laptop right now so I could rename it without a problem.

ftgibson
July 13th, 2009, 01:39 AM
Hi Texas,
This is the output from the gparted command, sorry it's long.


[sudo] password for ftgibson:
======================
libparted : 1.8.8
======================
*** glibc detected *** /usr/sbin/gpartedbin: free(): invalid pointer: 0x09236bc8 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6[0xb710e604]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(cfree+0x96)[0xb71105b6]
/lib/libparted-1.8.so.10(ped_free+0x1d)[0xb7fa663d]
/lib/libparted-1.8.so.10[0xb7fb1149]
/lib/libparted-1.8.so.10(ped_device_destroy+0x64)[0xb7fa46f4]
/usr/sbin/gpartedbin[0x808cd74]
/usr/sbin/gpartedbin[0x8097a97]
/usr/sbin/gpartedbin[0x80b9442]
/usr/lib/libglibmm-2.4.so.1[0xb7741345]
/usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0[0xb73947bf]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread.so.0[0xb708c4ff]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(clone+0x5e)[0xb718349e]
======= Memory map: ========
08048000-0810c000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 65637 /usr/sbin/gpartedbin
0810c000-0810d000 r--p 000c3000 08:01 65637 /usr/sbin/gpartedbin
0810d000-0810e000 rw-p 000c4000 08:01 65637 /usr/sbin/gpartedbin
0810e000-0810f000 rw-p 0810e000 00:00 0
09091000-09858000 rw-p 09091000 00:00 0 [heap]
b5500000-b5521000 rw-p b5500000 00:00 0
b5521000-b5600000 ---p b5521000 00:00 0
b56e8000-b5748000 rw-s 00000000 00:09 2162704 /SYSV00000000 (deleted)
b5748000-b5749000 ---p b5748000 00:00 0
b5749000-b5f49000 rw-p b5749000 00:00 0
b5f49000-b5f7f000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 2285695 /lib/libdbus-1.so.3.4.0
b5f7f000-b5f80000 r--p 00035000 08:01 2285695 /lib/libdbus-1.so.3.4.0
b5f80000-b5f81000 rw-p 00036000 08:01 2285695 /lib/libdbus-1.so.3.4.0
b5f81000-b5f93000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 68473 /usr/lib/libgvfscommon.so.0.0.0
b5f93000-b5f94000 r--p 00012000 08:01 68473 /usr/lib/libgvfscommon.so.0.0.0
b5f94000-b5f95000 rw-p 00013000 08:01 68473 /usr/lib/libgvfscommon.so.0.0.0
b5f9b000-b5f9f000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 90922 /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/libpixbufloader-png.so
b5f9f000-b5fa0000 r--p 00003000 08:01 90922 /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/libpixbufloader-png.so
b5fa0000-b5fa1000 rw-p 00004000 08:01 90922 /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/libpixbufloader-png.so
b5fa1000-b5fbc000 r--s 00000000 08:01 164174 /usr/share/mime/mime.cache
b5fbc000-b5fcb000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 90145 /usr/lib/gio/modules/libgioremote-volume-monitor.so
b5fcb000-b5fcc000 r--p 0000e000 08:01 90145 /usr/lib/gio/modules/libgioremote-volume-monitor.so
b5fcc000-b5fcd000 rw-p 0000f000 08:01 90145 /usr/lib/gio/modules/libgioremote-volume-monitor.so
b5fcd000-b68f5000 r--p 00000000 08:01 287111 /usr/share/icons/hicolor/icon-theme.cache
b68f5000-b69a0000 r--p 00000000 08:01 282083 /usr/share/icons/Tangerine/icon-theme.cache
b69a0000-b6a38000 r--p 00000000 08:01 204917 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf
b6a38000-b6a3a000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 106689 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so
b6a3a000-b6a3b000 r--p 00001000 08:01 106689 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so
b6a3b000-b6a3c000 rw-p 00002000 08:01 106689 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so
b6a3c000-b6a42000 r--s 00000000 08:01 1388141 /var/cache/fontconfig/945677eb7aeaf62f1d50efc3fb3ec7d8-x86.cache-2
b6a42000-b6a44000 r--s 00000000 08:01 1388165 /var/cache/fontconfig/f24b2111ab8703b4e963115a8cf14259-x86.cache-2
b6a44000-b6a47000 r--s 00000000 08:01 1387592 /var/cache/fontconfig/e383d7ea5fbe662a33d9b44caf393297-x86.cache-2
b6a47000-b6a49000 r--s 00000000 08:01 1387534 /var/cache/fontconfig/c69f04ab05004e31a6d5e715764f16d8-x86.cache-2
b6a49000-b6a4c000 r--s 00000000 08:01 1387088 /var/cache/fontconfig/6eb3985aa4124903f6ff08ba781cd364-x86.cache-2
b6a4c000-b6a4d000 r--s 00000000 08:01 1387508 /var/cache/fontconfig/4c73fe0c47614734b17d736dbde7580a-x86.cache-2
b6a4d000-b6a50000 r--s 00000000 08:01 1387538 /var/cache/fontconfig/a755afe4a08bf5b97852ceb7400b47bc-x86.cache-2
b6a50000-b6a57000 r--s 00000000 08:01 1387545 /var/cache/fontconfig/6d41288fd70b0be22e8c3a91e032eec0-x86.cache-2
b6a57000-b6a5a000 r--s 00000000 08:01 1387532 /var/cache/fontconfig/de156ccd2eddbdc19d37a45b8b2aac9c-x86.cache-2
b6a5a000-b6a62000 r--s 00000000 08:01 1387522 /var/cache/fontcoftgibson@ftgibftgibson@ftgibson:~$

Does this make any sense or did I do something wrong?


Thanks,Amie

ftgibson
July 13th, 2009, 01:55 AM
Danggit, It wont let me rename it to a lowercase title even on my Vista machine.

Now it is simply BOOT.

THoughts?

egalvan
July 13th, 2009, 02:49 AM
Do you have:

a working Ubuntu (or other Linux ) computer
if so, what is the EXACT distro
(e.g. Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 9.04
Sabayon
Mint
etc.)

a LiveCD of some sort, either the Ubuntu install
or partedmagic LiveCD,
or gparted LiveCD
if so, which one?

a second computer that has internet connection.

if needed, can you download a 100meg iso in a reasonable time
say under 30 minutes?

ftgibson
July 13th, 2009, 03:37 AM
I have two laptops, one with Vista and the other with Ubuntu. What is the easy command line option to find the exact distro?

Yes I have both connected to a fast dsl.

egalvan
July 13th, 2009, 03:59 AM
What is the easy command line option to find the exact distro?



lsb_release -a && uname -r

ftgibson
July 13th, 2009, 04:06 AM
The results I got were:

Distributor ID Ubuntu
Ubuntu 9.04
jaunty
2.6.28-13-generic


Where does the generic come into play?

egalvan
July 13th, 2009, 04:10 AM
The results I got were:

Distributor ID Ubuntu
Ubuntu 9.04
jaunty
2.6.28-13-generic


Where does the generic come into play?

totally another post, for another day...

So do you have gparted installed?

do you have a screen-capture utility installed?

I would like a screen shot of gparted, the GUI version

ftgibson
July 13th, 2009, 04:11 AM
The result was Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty 2.628-13-generic.

Thanks for all your help,

Amie

egalvan
July 13th, 2009, 04:29 AM
In Jaunty...

go to

System -> Administration -> Authorizations

look under

hal -> storage -> "mount file systems from removable drives"

do you seem to have permissions?

Also, what about ntfs-3g & ntfs-config