l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2005 Jan 13 12:19

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Plextor PX-712A not working...
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Plextor PX-712A not working...

On Thu 13 Jan 05, 11:40 AM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel@sbcglobal.net> said:
> Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >On Thu 13 Jan 05, 11:26 AM, Dylan Beaudette <dylan@iici.no-ip.org> said:
> >
> >>On Thursday 13 January 2005 11:16 am, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >>
> >>>Can you post the output of:
> >>>
> >>>  mount
> >>>
> >>>and:
> >>>
> >>>  hdparm /dev/hda
> >>>  hdparm /dev/hdb
> >>>  hdparm /dev/hdc
> >>>  hdparm /dev/hdd
> >>>  hdparm /dev/hde
> >>>  hdparm /dev/hdf
> >>>  hdparm /dev/hdg
> >>>
> >>>If any of the output says "no device" or something to that effect, don't
> >>>bother posting it.  IIRC, you have to run hdparm as root, even when you
> >>>just want to query the hardware.
> >>
> >>interesting....
> >>
> >>all devices return a "No such device or address" error from hdparm. mount 
> >>gives the same type of error.
> >
> >
> >That's hinky!
> >
> >Time to start shooting with buckshot.  Maybe we'll hit something.
> >
> >Can you tell me a little bit about your kernel?
> >Is it a distro supplied kernel?
> >Did you compile it yourself?
> >Do you have more than one kernel on this machine?
> >Where did THEY come from?
> >What mobo do you have?
> >Can you boot Knoppix and use your CD drive?
> >Can you boot Knoppix and try the test with mount/hdparm?
> >If Knoppix works, grab a copy of `lsmod`.
> >Can you cut and paste what "mount" responds with so I can see verbatim?
> >Please post /etc/fstab.
> >
> >Pete
> >
> If I may interject, it seems to me like he did not build, or does not 
> load, the correct kernel part for his ide driver.  For most of us on 
> inexpensive, IDE hardware only, we wouldn't even be able to boot (been 
> there, done that). He can still boot, though, because his harddrive is 
> SCSI.  I could be wrong, though.
> Jonathan

Yeah, I thought of that, but what bothers me is whether you use SCSI or IDE,
the mount command should STILL tell you what partitions are mounted.  Even a
user of all-SCSI systems should still be able to see mounted partitions
using "mount".  But it's certainly worth asking.

Dylan, are all your hard drives SCSI?

That would be hilarious -- a system that's all SCSI except for an IDE
Plextor drive.    :)


The mathematics of physics has become ever more abstract, rather than more
complicated.  The mind of God appears to be abstract but not complicated.
He also appears to like group theory.  --  Tony Zee's "Fearful Symmetry"

GPG Fingerprint: B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E  70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D
vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.