[CentOS] USB external HDD error messages

partha chowdhury kira.laucas at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 10:01:54 UTC 2008


Guest wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 5:00 PM, partha chowdhury <kira.laucas at gmail.com 
> <mailto:kira.laucas at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>     Guest3731 wrote:
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>     if you take it out and put it back again is it automatically mounted
>     and can kernel see it when you do fdisk -l ?
> 
> 
> 
> Sorry to double up on your answer like this, but is there any chance 
> that the i/o errors are due to a bad usb cable, or usb card in the main 
> computer?  I didn't mention before that the external hdd that the 
> seagate is replacing also reported a lot of i/o errors and kept 
> disconnecting itself, which is why I replaced it....
> 
> Thanks for any clues...
> 
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i had the same problem as yours a while back. i have tried different 
solutions :

1> check with different usb cable.
2> may be the hdd is going bad . run e2fsck -f <device> and see what the 
output is .

3> try with a different machine.
4> experiment with noacpi and noirqdebug kernel boot parameters.


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