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Old 8th September 2004, 11:26 PM
hurricanekernel Offline
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Exclamation fc2 hdd mnt fail after crash (urgent plz)

Greetings all,
I am new to Linux, I just installed Fedora Core 2 last week. I got familiar a little bit with some mounting and configurating. I have 2 hard drives, the first (master) contains Fedora and windows and the second one (slave) is for data storage. Everything up to now is working fine as I mounted the second harddrive (two partitions, both Fat32).

As I opened open office, the system crashed and was no more responding (probably trying to recover some untitled document from the second harddrive which i guess no more existed)
I waited for 5 minutes and pushed the reset button (sorry, I still have windows habits

GRUB becomes slow to start up (between text on black screen and boot menu)
mount failure of 2nd hdd (at boot): /dev/hdb1 is not a valid block device
hardware browser doesn't recognize 2nd hdd anymore

Thank you very much in advance for your help.

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Old 9th September 2004, 02:26 AM
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Looks like something wrong with your drive .. try this...
At a command prompt as root type
 fdisk /dev/hdb
Then press p and copy that output here so we can see the partition table on the drive. Just type q to quit out of fdisk without making any changes to the drive.
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Old 9th September 2004, 03:20 PM
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fdisk don't work

thanx for the reply concerning (fc2 hdd mnt fail after crash)
I have already tried fdisk and mount.
fdisk /dev/hdb gives this output:

unable to open /dev/hdb

but I can still view it under windows...
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Old 9th September 2004, 04:06 PM
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Are these IDE drives on the same IDE controller cable? (I just want to make sure that when you say "slave" that you mean slave instead of "additional". An additional hard drive on a different controller or a non-ide controller might not show up as /dev/hdb. ) Is the second hard drive detected in /var/log/dmesg?

Post your /etc/fstab
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Old 9th September 2004, 05:49 PM
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The two IDEs are on the same controller (hda on primary master, hdb on primary slave).
for the /var/log/dmesg please see appendix 1.
for the /etc/fstab please see appendix 2.
I would like to remind you that previously (before the crash), i could see the hdb, but now not anymore.

[Appendix 1]
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /home/hurricane/windows-music vfat gid=5 0 0
/dev/hdb5 /home/hurricane/win-E vfat gid=5 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

[Appendix 2 : /var/log/dmesg]
Linux version 2.6.5-1.358 (bhcompile@bugs.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.3.3 20040412 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-7)) #1 Sat May 8 09:04:50 EDT 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000ffec000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000ffec000 - 000000000ffef000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000000ffef000 - 000000000ffff000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 000000000ffff000 - 0000000010000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
255MB LOWMEM available.
zapping low mappings.
On node 0 totalpages: 65516
DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
Normal zone: 61420 pages, LIFO batch:14
HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
DMI 2.3 present.
ACPI disabled because your bios is from 2000 and too old
You can enable it with acpi=force
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: ro root=LABEL=/
mapped 4G/4G trampoline to ffff3000.
Initializing CPU#0
CPU 0 irqstacks, hard=02345000 soft=02344000
PID hash table entries: 1024 (order 10: 8192 bytes)
Detected 736.845 MHz processor.
Using tsc for high-res timesource
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Memory: 256444k/262064k available (1540k kernel code, 4916k reserved, 599k data, 144k init, 0k highmem)
Calibrating delay loop... 1441.79 BogoMIPS
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux: Initializing.
SELinux: Starting in permissive mode
There is already a security framework initialized, register_security failed.
Failure registering capabilities with the kernel
selinux_register_security: Registering secondary module capability
Capability LSM initialized
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU: After all inits, caps: 0383f1ff 00000000 00000000 00000040
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 03
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf0ca0, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
ACPI: ACPI tables contain no PCI IRQ routing entries
PCI: Invalid ACPI-PCI IRQ routing table
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Using IRQ router VIA [1106/0686] at 0000:00:04.0
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1094739107.635:0): initialized
Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
SELinux: Registering netfilter hooks
Initializing Cryptographic API
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected VIA ProSavage PM133/PL133/PN133 chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 32M @ 0xfc000000
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device lo
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:04.1
VP_IDE: chipset revision 16
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686a (rev 22) IDE UDMA66 controller on pci0000:00:04.1
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd800-0xd807, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd808-0xd80f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
hda: ST340016A, ATA DISK drive
Using cfq io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hdd: HL-DT-ST GCE-8520B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 78165360 sectors (40020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(66)
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4 < hda5 hda6 >
hdc: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
hdd: ATAPI 40X CD-ROM CD-R/RW CD-MRW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new driver hid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
input: ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse on isa0060/serio1
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
Initializing IPsec netlink socket
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
Freeing initrd memory: 185k freed
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
EXT3-fs: write access will be enabled during recovery.
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 144k freed
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:04.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:04.3
uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.2: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.2: irq 5, io base 0000d400
uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:04.3
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:04.2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.3: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.3: irq 5, io base 0000d000
uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
EXT3 FS on hda5, internal journal
device-mapper: 4.1.0-ioctl (2003-12-10) initialised: dm@uk.sistina.com
cdrom: open failed.
cdrom: open failed.
Adding 1028088k swap on /dev/hda6. Priority:-1 extents:1
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hda3, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
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Old 9th September 2004, 08:42 PM
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That certainly confirms that hdb isn't being detected. You say that you can still see the second hard drive if you boot in windows? Can you hear it spin up when you boot in Fedora?

By the way (a digression) did you enable selinux after the install? I notice you have it set to permissive, but my installs set it to "disabled". I set mine to permissive and get a few harmless warning windows that say "Unknown User". But I confess that I haven't yet obeyed the Fedora Core 2 installation notes and fixed my root filesystem properties.
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