Re: [opensuse] can't connect to usb hard drive
- From: "John E. Perry" <j.e.perry@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 22:21:14 -0500
John E. Perry wrote:
Ionut Vancea wrote:
On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 6:22 AM, John E. Perry <j.e.perry@xxxxxxx> wrote:
I have a 500G Seagate PATA hard drive connected to my hp dv6000 laptopthere is nothing written in:
tail -f /var/log/messages
when you plug in, your external hdd?
Nov 13 20:58:38 embelex kernel: sdb: unknown partition table
Some digging found fdisk, cfdisk, and gnu parted. All agree that there
is no recognizable partition table on the drive. I'm beginning to
suspect that I'm misremembering having worked with the disk; I bought
it to replace one that died while I was on travel, and it turned out the
motherboard had died. I guess I never did format the disk.
So now I want to format it and use it as extra storage for my laptop
while I'm deciding just what to do about the motherboard.
So, I know about needing separate partitions for Windows, /, /home, and
/var. And the swap partitions. I know many like to have a separate
/boot partition. Is there a good reason for this (I know it was needed
for antique bioses, but are there other reasons)? What other partitions
might be useful? I have no need to preserve anything or be backward
compatible with anything, so I'm open to anything useful.
Are there any preferences for or arguments against any of the above
partitioning programs? Are there other, better ones? More comprehensive
disk building or management programs?
Thanks again, Ionut. Looking forward to hearing from you all.
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