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    Re: Mounting WD My Book World drive

    Everything I found for fixing sector read errors were things that I already did with the exception of the dos program HDAT2. Unfortunately I ran that and it gives me an error:
    "ERROR reading of the IDENTIFY DEVICE data ata error FFH: Media error/time limit out".

    Not looking promising...

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    Re: Mounting WD My Book World drive

    According to the manual, the MyBook supports both the CIFS/SMB and the NFS protocols.

    CIFS/SMB is the protocol natively used by Windows for accessing network drives. You should be able to access the MyBook on a Linux/Unix system by using the smbclient or mount.cifs, e.g. to access (mount) the "public" folder on MyBook on the local directory /mnt you would issue (from a root terminal):

    mount.cifs //ip.address.of.mybook/public /mnt -o username=admin,password=admin_passwd_on_mybook
    or, equivalently:

    mount -t cifs -o username=admin,password=... //ip.address.of.mybook/public /mnt
    where:

    you can substitute "public" with "download" (to access the pre-defined download share) or any share name that you have created with the MyBook storage manager.

    username/password can be those of any user that you have created on the MyBook storage manager interface; or just use -o guest instead of -o username=...,password=... to specify "Guest" access.

    Access by the NFS protocol is not enabled by default; you have first to enable it in the "Advanced" tab of the MyBook storage manager, then you can mount the disk shares via NFS with:

    mount -t nfs ip.address.of.mybook/nfs/public /mnt

    Again, "public" can be any defined share name.

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    Re: Mounting WD My Book World drive

    @ Parker32: No offense but I think you are missing the point. This drive is probably toast, has a messed up boot sector and the user can't mount it at all. In the first post OP states that the drive is not in an external box anymore but in the computer so, as informative as your post is, it is redundant.

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    Re: Mounting WD My Book World drive

    Bucky, I got fed up late last night and just tried to format it... Wouldn't format via drive utility (input/output error) nor could I delete anything using any dos based hard drive zero-er. To me that means that the drive is fully toast.

    Thanks for all of your help, and you too cprofitt.

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    Re: Mounting WD My Book World drive

    Yep, that really cooked it by the sounds. Hard luck ...

    Please mark thread as 'Solved' from Thread Tools.

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    Re: Mounting WD My Book World drive

    Quote Originally Posted by butch81385 View Post
    Bucky, I got fed up late last night and just tried to format it... Wouldn't format via drive utility (input/output error) nor could I delete anything using any dos based hard drive zero-er. To me that means that the drive is fully toast.

    Thanks for all of your help, and you too cprofitt.

    Sorry to hear that it is toast... thinking I might need to get a second 'backup' drive now.

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    Re: Mounting WD My Book World drive

    Quote Originally Posted by cprofitt View Post
    ... thinking I might need to get a second 'backup' drive now.
    Ha, yea. Happens everytime I see this happen!

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    Re: Mounting WD My Book World drive

    I mount the MyBookLive drive the 'long' way:

    $ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=<mybookusername>,password=<mybookpwd>,rw, users,uid=1000 //192.168.1.200/<mybooksharename> /localfolder

    Then for backup I use rsync:

    $ rsync -avv --delete /home/<homefoldername> /localfolder

    12.10 Note:
    I had just updated to Quantal and this process actually failed, with an error in dmesg as follows -
    "cifs_mount failed w/return code = -22"
    Solved and back to normal now with the install of cifs-utils:
    $ sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

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