SATA HDD in an external case over USB - 2 partitions
gary.stainburn at ringways.co.uk
Thu Jun 24 12:11:51 UTC 2010
I had to re-install windows on my laptop, and also wanted to try Fedora 13, so
I came up with the idea of replacing the HDD and doing the installs onto
This has worked fine, and I now have a clean (but still flakey) WinXP install,
and F13 dual booting fine.
I have now the old HDD in an external chassis connected via USB.
My problem is that neither OS will allow me access to either of the partitions
on the old HDD. Both see the USB->SATA bridge, and see the HDD but neither
will allow me access to the contents.
Windows just sits and smiles at me. Linux says it cannot access the drive.
Can anyone help?
[root at dcomp5 ~]# fdisk /dev/sdb
Unable to read /dev/sdb
[root at dcomp5 ~]# mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb2 /media/linux/
mount: special device /dev/sdb2 does not exist
[root at dcomp5 ~]#
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using
ehci_hcd and address 5
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=152d,
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1,
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: Product: USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: Manufacturer: JMicron
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: SerialNumber: 152D203380B6
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: scsi6 : usb-storage 2-2:1.0
Jun 24 12:54:59 dcomp5 kernel: scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access
PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 CCS
Jun 24 12:54:59 dcomp5 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
Jun 24 12:54:59 dcomp5 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
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