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#1 2006-01-06 20:01:49

efourseven
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Registered: 2005-07-03
Posts: 71

external hard drive problem [solved]

Whats up fellow Arch users, I have been running Arch linux for awhile now and everything has been great, until yesterday when I did a pacman -Syu and tried to migrate to udev. The problem is, I was mounting my external hard drive on /dev/sda1 ... but now there is no /dev/sda1  so when I try to mount it, I get this:

# mount /mnt/usbdrive
mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist

I had a soundcard problem after this recent pacman -Syu, but that was because hotplug was removed and I had to include the soundcard module in the /etc/rc.conf... no big deal with that issue. I followed the wiki for the udev migration and the computer boots up and runs fine, I just can't get the usbdrive to mount. sda1 is just not showing up    ???

Has anyone had this problem or have any advice?

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#2 2006-01-06 20:39:05

T-Dawg
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From: Wilmington, NC
Registered: 2005-01-29
Posts: 2,734

Re: external hard drive problem [solved]

sounds like you don't have the proper modules loaded up. Have you tried using MOD_AUTLOAD in /etc/rc.conf or hwd (lshwd) as a replacement to hotplug?

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#3 2006-01-06 21:06:19

efourseven
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Registered: 2005-07-03
Posts: 71

Re: external hard drive problem [solved]

thanks man, lshwd worked. I just put the MOD_AUTOLOAD="yes" in my /etc/rc.conf. works like a charm.

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#4 2006-01-06 21:11:52

T-Dawg
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From: Wilmington, NC
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Re: external hard drive problem [solved]

MOD_AUTOLOAD is using hwdetect to load the devices...lshw (hwd) is another form of autodetection that runs as a daemon during boot-up. They're not the same.

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#5 2006-01-07 01:37:19

efourseven
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Registered: 2005-07-03
Posts: 71

Re: external hard drive problem [solved]

I used MOD_AUTOLOAD, not lshwd. Thanks again.

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