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Liz Quilty liz@v...
Wed Oct 14 11:01:50 NZDT 2009


Did you want  to recover data from or or just reformat it? You dont need to
remount it to repartition, just open fdisk or cfdisk.

Liz


2009/10/14 Glenn Stuart Morrissey <gmorrissey@k...>

>  Hello Chaps
>
>
>
> I have a non responsive Seagate USB Hard Drive that I am trying to rescue.
> Under windows, the error message appears that the drive does not have a
> valid Partition Table.
>
> I have tried to get it to be recognized under Linux:
>
>
>
> glenn@g...:$ mount
>
> /dev/hda1 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
>
> proc on /proc type proc (rw)
>
> sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
>
> devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
>
> tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
>
> usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
>
> tmpfs on /lib/modules/2.6.12-9-386/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
>
> tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,size=10M,mode=0755)
>
> glenn@g...:~$ cd /proc/bus/usb
>
> glenn@g...:/proc/bus/usb$ ls
>
> 001  devices
>
> glenn@g...:/proc/bus/usb$ cat devices
>
>
>
> T:  Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
>
> B:  Alloc=  0/900 us ( 0%), #Int=  0, #Iso=  0
>
> D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
>
> P:  Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 2.06
>
> S:  Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.12-9-386 uhci_hcd
>
> S:  Product=Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB
>
> S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:07.2
>
> C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr=  0mA
>
> I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
>
> E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   2 Ivl=255ms
>
>
>
> T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 11 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
>
> D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
>
> P:  Vendor=0bc2 ProdID=3000 Rev= 0.00
>
> S:  Manufacturer=Seagate
>
> S:  Product=FreeAgentDesktop
>
> S:  SerialNumber=            5RY0MBXS
>
> C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr=  0mA
>
> I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=08(stor.) Sub=06 Prot=50 Driver=usb-storage
>
> E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
>
> E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
>
> glenn@g...:/proc/bus/usb$
>
>
>
> Any tips as to how I can mount the drive so I can reformat it with a NTFS
> file system?
>
>
>
> Cheers
>
>
>
> Glenn.
>
>
>
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