[CentOS] USB drive fails at sector 0xFFFFFFF

Mon Sep 8 10:20:53 UTC 2008
William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>

On Sun, 2008-09-07 at 16:44 -0700, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> I'm backing up to a NTFS partition on an external USB drive with dump. I'm 
> seeing failures in /var/log/messages reading sector 0xFFFFFFF that cause 
> the verify pass to fail. Are there any known problems in the USB driver?
> Kernel via uname -a:
> Linux segw2.mpa.lan 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5 #1 SMP Wed Jun 25 13:49:24 EDT 2008 
> i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

I don't know if there are any USB related problems. But a current kernel
might fix things.

$ uname -a
Linux centos501.homegroannetworking 2.6.18-92.1.10.el5 #1 SMP Tue Aug 5
07:41:53 EDT 2008 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

> <snip>

And at this time of the A.M., a resend might just irritate the denizens
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