SATA HDD in an external case over USB - 2 partitions

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Mon Jul 5 17:18:25 UTC 2010

JD wrote:
> On 06/24/2010 05:51 AM, Tim was caught red-handed while writing::
>> On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 13:11 +0100, Gary Stainburn wrote:
>>> [root at dcomp5 ~]# fdisk /dev/sdb
>>> Unable to read /dev/sdb
>> Should it be sdb?  Try "fdisk -l" to list all the drives it finds.
> Are you sure /dev/sdb exists?
> Could it be /dev/sdc or sdd?
> Do ls -l /dev/sdb
> Also, sudo grep 'sd\.' /var/log/messages
> to see how many drives were "probed" and attached.

ls /sys/block

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