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Old 28th April 2010, 04:38 AM
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Device name of external hard disk?

I just bought this thing a 1 Tb. drive from WD and I can't find the device name, how do I go about that?
If anyone can help me, I'll sure be appreciative. Sorry about the huge dump of stuff.

[root@Jupiter kurt]# fdisk -l | grep '^Disk'

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table
Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
Disk /dev/dm-2 doesn't contain a valid partition table
Disk /dev/dm-3 doesn't contain a valid partition table
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xfd89fd89
Disk /dev/sdb: 16.1 GB, 16131293184 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x04030201
Disk /dev/dm-0: 15.6 GB, 15603888128 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Disk /dev/dm-1: 11.4 GB, 11374952448 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Disk /dev/dm-2: 311.4 GB, 311418683392 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Disk /dev/dm-3: 4194 MB, 4194304000 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

[root@Jupiter kurt]# lsusb
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:c045 Logitech, Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0ace:1215 ZyDAS WLA-54L 802.11bg
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0951:1607 Kingston Technology DataTraveler 100
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

[root@Jupiter kurt]# cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name

8 0 312571224 sda
8 1 200781 sda1
8 2 8193150 sda2
8 3 304174710 sda3
8 16 15753216 sdb
8 17 511968 sdb1
8 18 15240192 sdb2
8 19 15 sdb3
253 0 15238172 dm-0
253 1 11108352 dm-1
253 2 304119808 dm-2
253 3 4096000 dm-3
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Old 28th April 2010, 05:01 AM
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Re: Device name of external hard disk?

Are you sure it is plugged in and getting power?
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Old 28th April 2010, 05:08 AM
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Re: Device name of external hard disk?

Yeah, the little blue light on the enclosure is turned on. That USB port works with USB keys.

---------- Post added at 09:08 PM CDT ---------- Previous post was at 09:04 PM CDT ----------

Whoops! No, it wasn't, that was the DVD plugged into that port. Thanks for your reply. Kurt
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Old 28th April 2010, 05:56 AM
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Re: Device name of external hard disk?

If you type "dmesg" in a terminal 5-10 seconds after plugging the drive in then you should see everything from its /dev node to the device name, disk size and (if applicable) link speed & status.
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