Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 239204
Automount fails to recognize external USB hard disk in FC7 test4 --- Work around
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:04 EST
Description of problem:
Insert flash drive, (sandisk) automount functions and I have access.
Isert a formatted hard disk as external drive,(formatted ext3) and drive fails
to be mounted.
automount works with both and fc6.
tried it with current kernel vmlinuz-2.6.20-1.3104.fc7
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 154234 [details]
copy of dmesg.
copy of dmesg. Refer to tail end about not recognizing the partition type for
the usb hard disk.
My original problem was that I could plug my external hard drive to usb port
using FC7 system so that I could read/write data to it, but the drive was not
mounted. I could not mount it at all.
But this drive worked just fine with FC6.
I tried, with fc6 to reformat the drive, and the drive was read/writable with
fc6, but not FC7.
But I did succeed.
Here is the work around to fix the problem. Perhaps step1 is not required.
While the disk cannot be auto-mounted, both logical volume manager (lvm) and
gparted can see it when either program is executed from FC7 test4.
step1: Boot fc7 test4. Use logical volume manager (lvm) to initialize the
partition. (I get to see 232gig out of 250 and it removed a gparted error
message about a corrupt partition),
step2: Using FC7 Gparted fc7 version, create the dos default label and then
format the hard disk selecting ext3.
The disk is now mountable on FC7 and FC6. and I can read/write using either
NOTE. Gparted from FC6 will not allow FC7 automount program to mount this disk
if step2 was done with GPARTED executing on FC6 my experience is that it will
Should this bug be transfered to gparted support? I would hope that there
should be no difference in the execution of the fc6 and fc7 versions.
Is the bug in the FC7 Automount code?
Here is the results of further testing. (live use).
When files are added to the /media/disk via a boot from fc6, the disk will
eventually not be recognized by fc6 automount. Ergo, there is no way to
transfer files between fc6 and fc7, but the reverse is true.
In my view, this is a show stopper for FC7, One cannot backup a drive onto a
USB hard disk suitably formatted and labeled.
dupe of bug #238385 ??
Since I no longer have a problem.... what is the indication to mark....