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Cameron Rangeley cameron.rangeley@t...
Wed Oct 14 12:06:15 NZDT 2009


Can you run the command as root.  Try sudo fdisk -l

 

From: wlug-bounces@l... [mailto:wlug-bounces@l...] On Behalf Of Glenn Stuart Morrissey
Sent: Wednesday, 14 October 2009 12:03 p.m.
To: 'Waikato Linux Users Group'
Subject: Re: [wlug] Seagate USB External Hard Drive

 

Hey Cameron, 

 

Here’s the output:

 

glenn@g...:/proc/bus/usb$ fdisk –l

glenn@g...:/proc/bus/usb$

 

Glenn.

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From: wlug-bounces@l... [mailto:wlug-bounces@l...] On Behalf Of Cameron Rangeley
Sent: Wednesday, 14 October 2009 11:44 a.m.
To: Waikato Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [wlug] Seagate USB External Hard Drive

 

Can you run fdisk –l  and send me the output?

 

CR

 

From: wlug-bounces@l... [mailto:wlug-bounces@l...] On Behalf Of Glenn Stuart Morrissey
Sent: Wednesday, 14 October 2009 11:41 a.m.
To: 'Waikato Linux Users Group'
Subject: Re: [wlug] Seagate USB External Hard Drive

 

Ive run fdisk but nothing comes up. 

Ive tried fdisk /dev/usb but I get: 

 

glenn@g...:unable to open /dev/usb/ 

How can I find out what /dev/ to specify with fdisk?

 

All the darn drive just wants to do is beep…

 

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From: wlug-bounces@l... [mailto:wlug-bounces@l...] On Behalf Of Glenn Stuart Morrissey
Sent: Wednesday, 14 October 2009 11:10 a.m.
To: 'Waikato Linux Users Group'
Subject: Re: [wlug] Seagate USB External Hard Drive

 

Thanks for the quick replies. I’m just wanting to reformat the drive. 

 

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From: wlug-bounces@l... [mailto:wlug-bounces@l...] On Behalf Of Ronnie Collinson
Sent: Wednesday, 14 October 2009 11:02 a.m.
To: Waikato Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [wlug] Seagate USB External Hard Drive

 

You cant format a mounted drive/partition unless your trying to recover the data first, if so using recreating using a partition program may fix it but do that as last resort

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