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Cameron Rangeley cameron.rangeley@t...
Wed Oct 14 11:02:33 NZDT 2009

fdisk –l


You will see the disk there listed with no partition then you can use cfdisk /dev/sda or what ever your Seagate drive is to create the partition.




From: wlug-bounces@l... [mailto:wlug-bounces@l...] On Behalf Of Glenn Stuart Morrissey
Sent: Wednesday, 14 October 2009 10:57 a.m.
To: wlug@l...
Subject: [wlug] Seagate USB External Hard Drive


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



Any tips as to how I can mount the drive so I can reformat it with a NTFS file system?






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