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jindrichm
December 2nd, 2010, 06:14 PM
I'm trying to mount an external HDD connected via USB bridge. This is the USB bridge:


$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 152d:2338 JMicron Technology Corp. / JMicron USA Technology Corp. JM20337 Hi-Speed USB to SATA & PATA Combo Bridge


When I run sudo fdisk -l, it prints out:


Disk /dev/sdc: 2199.0 GB, 2199023255552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 267349 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sdc doesn't contain a valid partition table


When I open GParted and examine the external HDD at /dev/sdc, it prints:


/dev/sdc: unrecognised disk label


How should I proceed? Do I need to repair the partition table first?