8.04 mounting second drive help

jack wallen jlwallen at monkeypantz.net
Sun May 18 12:27:20 UTC 2008

Rashkae wrote:
>  first, verify that the drive you are looking at still has partitions.
> try sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb
here's the output:

Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000db260

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1        9729    78148161   83  Linux
> There should be a MAKDEDEV command in your /dev directory, so try:
> sudo /dev/MAKEDEV sdb
i get no output from this and sdb does not show up in /dev/.static.
> On my system, I get a message that udev is detected, so the devices are
> created in /dev/.static
> Then you can try to mount the partition with mount -t auto
> /dev/.static/sdb1 /data

so when i run the above i get:

mount: special device /dev/.static/sdb1 does not exist

> If, on the other hand, fdisk does not list any partitions, then your
> partition table got wiped out somehow.  You then might need to try
> something like the Rescue is Possible boot cd to try and re-create the
> partition table.  I really have no clue how an update might have mussed
> the partition table of a hard drive however.
i'm not sure either but that looks exactly like what happened.

jack wallen 

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