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wayneo
September 11th, 2008, 08:17 PM
In trying to mount my Sansa clip via fourm feedback I seemed to screw something up.
I never did get the clip to work, but now my external hard drive is acting funny.
From a previous session, there is an Icon of my external hd on the desktop even though the hd isnt turned on. I cannot delete it. When trying to delete it I get an error indicating that the volume isnt recognized by HAL.
When I do turn the hd on, it isnt showing me as the owner of it and isnt acting the way it did before I tried in vain to mount the clip.
I used terminal commands to mount the clip, one I remember is lsusb.
Is there any one who can set this right for me? I am sure it is a matter of the proper terminal command.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
All the best,
Wayneo

aysiu
September 11th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Can you plug in the Sansa Clip, paste these commands into the terminal, and then paste the output back here?
cat /etc/fstab
sudo fdisk -l
df -h

wayneo
September 12th, 2008, 02:44 AM
wayne@wayne-laptop:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=8dfc7282-6f3e-4b2f-b545-f02b83117e67 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=4b4ea8bc-96dc-4ed8-b87a-e6989bec491c none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
wayne@wayne-laptop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for wayne:

Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd0f4738c

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4679 37584036 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 4680 4864 1486012+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 4680 4864 1485981 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdc: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2ec37bb2

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 1 38913 312568641 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Disk /dev/sdd: 2044 MB, 2044198912 bytes
63 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1022 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 3906 * 512 = 1999872 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6f20736b

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdd1 ? 199216 491461 570754815+ 72 Unknown
Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(357, 116, 40) logical=(199215, 34, 11)
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(357, 32, 45) logical=(491460, 44, 51)
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdd2 ? 43188 538843 968014120 65 Novell Netware 386
Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(288, 115, 43) logical=(43187, 17, 47)
Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(367, 114, 50) logical=(538842, 14, 42)
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdd3 ? 478721 974376 968014096 79 Unknown
Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(366, 32, 33) logical=(478720, 18, 30)
Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(357, 32, 43) logical=(974375, 14, 39)
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdd4 ? 1 931190 1818613248 d Unknown
Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(372, 97, 50) logical=(0, 0, 1)
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(0, 10, 0) logical=(931189, 36, 30)
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order

This is with the Sansa and the external HD plugged in.
Thanks
Wayneo

aysiu
September 12th, 2008, 03:25 AM
It looks as if something's wrong with the Sansa Clip's partition table:
Disk /dev/sdd: 2044 MB, 2044198912 bytes
63 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1022 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 3906 * 512 = 1999872 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6f20736b

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

wayneo
September 12th, 2008, 04:24 AM
How about the external HD? How do I go about getting it to see me as the administrator/Owner?
Thanks
Wayneo

aysiu
September 12th, 2008, 04:32 AM
How about the external HD? How do I go about getting it to see me as the administrator/Owner?
Thanks
Wayneo
Is that this one?
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 1 38913 312568641 c W95 FAT32 (LBA) If so, this might help:
sudo umount /dev/sdc1
sudo mkdir /media/external
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1 /media/external -o iocharset=utf8,umask=000

wayneo
September 12th, 2008, 04:39 AM
Its this one,

Disk /dev/sdc: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2ec37bb2

aysiu
September 12th, 2008, 04:40 AM
Yeah, try the code I gave you.

wayneo
September 12th, 2008, 04:46 AM
This is what I have..

wayne@wayne-laptop:~$ sudo umount /dev/sdc1
umount: /dev/sdc1: not mounted
wayne@wayne-laptop:~$ sudo mkdir /media/external
mkdir: cannot create directory `/media/external': File exists
wayne@wayne-laptop:~$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1 /media/external -o iocharset=utf8,umask=000

wayneo
September 12th, 2008, 04:50 AM
When I go to properties I get "The permissions of the External could not be determined".
Wayneo