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Missing hard drives after update

Postby cougaram » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:31

Just had a strange thing happen and pouring through the forums haven't helped.

I just installed the OS last night and all was well. Configured the Desktop to show all mounted and unmounted HDs. Install fuse and ntfs-3g and was able to read/write the nfs partition with no problem. Excellent! Then I broke down and updated everything with entropy. Still all was well. I rebooted, and now I no longer have the HD icons on my desktop. Tried reconfiguring to show them again, no dice. I then went to the file manager and none of the HDs were shown. I'm pretty sure I borked it with the updates but I've no idea how to fix this. Any ideas? I sure don't want to reinstall everything again. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Missing hard drives after update

Postby xlnagla » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:37

check to see if you have the drives at all - fdisk -l as root will list out storage devices. If you see the normal number of devices then re-compiling or just re-installing kcontrol usually fixes this stuff (though I'll admit I've not much knowledge with the KDE devices).

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Re: Missing hard drives after update

Postby cougaram » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:15

fdisk -l showed this:

localhost ~ # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x7fadf5b4

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 5971 47962026 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 * 5972 19457 108326295 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 5972 6151 1445818+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 6152 16595 83891395 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 16596 19457 22988983+ 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500106780160 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00088936

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 60801 488384001 b W95 FAT32

Disk /dev/sdc: 163.9 GB, 163928604672 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19929 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa48ba48b

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 1 19929 160079661 7 HPFS/NTFS

recompiling 'kcontrol' didn't make a bit of a difference. What can I try now?
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Re: Missing hard drives after update

Postby watson540 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:09

if you just updated everything im guessing you accidentally updated to the newer (broken) hal version...I'm guessing downgrading to a stable hal version would solve this
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Re: Missing hard drives after update

Postby cougaram » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:17

I downgraded hal and now I can see all partitions. The problem now is that I can't mount the ntfs partition even after installing ntfs3g and fuse. I get this error message: "TODO: have to rethink extra options". :>\

'extra options'???
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Re: Missing hard drives after update

Postby WarraWarra » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:45

If you partitioned the hd with say some other partition program for ntfs and it wrote a newer or something about the partitions then it does the same.
The easiest fix was to backup and let windoes LOL create a new partition using windows installer and sometimes gparted works for this as well and then copy the files back or using acronis disk director resize the partitions and create a fat32 one and use this if you can not recreate it.

Does the same with OSX for the same fault on windows partition descriptor something.
OSX repair disk not partition fixes this sometimes without needing to format partition / recreate partition.
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