Unable to access or detect second harddrive

Rapael Morcha raphael.morcha at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 22:51:18 UTC 2007

On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 04:44:23PM -0500, David Park wrote:
> I tried
> sudo dmesg | grep sdb
> and got nothing..... is that supposed to mean something?

Assuming your first drive is sda[1/2/3], the second should be sdb[1/2/...] and third one sdc[1/2/..] and so on. The problem is that your system from the beginning (i.e., when kernel started booting) didn't pick up sdb[1/2/...] at all. There is something going on beyond Linux's hand. Maybe check your primary/secondary slave pin at the back of second hard disk? 

Could possibly be that the driver for your disk isn't loaded/supported (I am guessing Linux kernel have pretty solid support for SCSI disks. :S )

At this stage can't help you my friend. Goodluck if you do find a cure for your disease. #_#


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