[ubuntu-za] Lost access to storage drive

Jan jan at verslank.net
Sat Feb 4 05:02:41 UTC 2017

Disks are fine Wes.

Perhaps the problem is related to the fact that I changed the cables 
around? I see the latest output refers to that:

jan at jan-ESPRIMO-E5731:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point>   <type> <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
UUID=c7c4041b-c5c3-45ec-9920-f90d7d42f7b9 /               ext4 
errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sdb5 during installation
UUID=cacaa4c3-a800-40ce-a159-192af760eb52 none            swap 
sw              0       0

I originally connected the disks in the wrong sequence so landed up with 
my main OS on sdb1. Miles suggested that should swap the connecting 
cables around which I did, so now OS is on sda1.

Best wishes,


On 04/02/2017 06:50, wesley werner wrote:
> On 04/02/2017 06:29, Jan wrote:
>> Hi Wes, the drive is connected all the time. It's mounted inside the 
>> box. 
> My mistake Jan, I see now it is an internal drive.
> Check the health of the disk using the Disks application, 
> https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/disk-check.html
> Also refit the cabling to the drive/main board, make sure it is has a 
> good connection. Consider replacing the cable (if the drive health is 
> ok), or moving the endpoint on the mainboard to another slot if you 
> have one available.
> To be sure can you give us the output of "cat /etc/fstab" please.
> Wes

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