[ubuntu-in] Problems with Ext USB HD

Ramnarayan.K ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 06:40:56 BST 2010


On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Nandan Vaidya <vaidya.nandan at gmail.com>wrote:

>
>> **
>> am wondering why this HD may be crashing
>>
>> in an earlier thread there was a mention of a max of 16 partitions that
>> could operate at once. Now am assuming that these are 16 active partitions
>> and not those that do not load up.
>>
>
>
> I guess I had mentioned the 15 partitions restriction, but that pertains to
> a single phyisical disk. It never let me create a 16th partition.
> On the other hand, my current laptop has partitions upto /dev/sda14 and
> everything is just fine.
>
> thanks


>
> Even I have a 1TB external HDD with one 20GB partition as FAT32 and the
> rest as Ext4, that I connect to it and funnily enough, I too still use
> ubuntu 9.10
> I dont really see any problems with it. Not quite sure why it is crashing
> for you
>
>
>
>>
>> **
>> I am unmounting two more partitions to try the disk again. To see of that
>> makes a difference
>>
>> seems unmounting extra partitions has been working because the same hard
disk is no longer crashing

>
> I think you should watch the output of /var/log/syslog and observe what
> messages are thrown out there when you connect the external HDD.
>
> I use :
>
> *$ tail -f /var/log/syslog -n 50 *
>
>
> will watch this and see if there is some strange things in the output and
will compare with when i have mounted partitions and when i don't

ram
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