View Full Version : [ubuntu] eSATA not getting mounted

October 8th, 2008, 09:13 PM
I've got a Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Dock.

If I plug it in using eSATA, the drive doesn't get mounted.

I see /dev/sdg and /dev/sdg1 devices appear when I plug in, and disappear when I disconnect.


$ id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)
$ fdisk /dev/sdg

Unable to read /dev/sdg
$ hdparm -i /dev/sdg

HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed: No message of desired type
$ hdparm -i /dev/sdg1

HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed: No message of desired type
$ mount /dev/sdg1 /d
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
$ mount -t ext3 /dev/sdg1 /d
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdg1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

If I use the same drive and drive dock, but with USB instead of eSATA, the drive gets mounted correctly.

Any help on what to look for much appreciated.

The motherboard is an ASUS P5W DH Deluxe, and the eSATA is on the (dreaded*) JMicron JMB363.

(*) With Hardy I was finally able to use the internal SATA port, but I still can't use the PATA ports, and, well, so far, I can't use the eSATA :-(

October 29th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Looks like it works with the new kernel in intrepid.

July 23rd, 2009, 04:02 AM
I plan to get one of these, am currently using jaunty. Thanks for the update.

edit: Works perfectly on jaunty connected via esata cable.