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    Default Unable to mount second hard drive

    Hello Guys,

    I really need help here, my laptop has 2 X 160GB hard disk. First disk is able to mount successfully but second disk i am unable to do so, here is some details for your reference.

    p/s: I am able to mount both disk successfully using ubuntu live cd however.


    Code:
    5uh4imiX ~ # mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1/
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
           missing codepage or other error
           In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
           dmesg | tail  or so
    Code:
    5uh4imiX ~ # fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        7833    62914560+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2            7833        7845      100370+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda3            7846        7970     1004062+  82  Linux swap
    /dev/sda4            7971       10461    20008957+  83  Linux
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19381 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16128 * 512 = 8257536 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1               1      266306  2147483647+  ee  EFI GPT

    From dmesg

    Code:
    sdb: rw=0, want=4294967045, limit=312581808
    attempt to access beyond end of device

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    Quote Originally Posted by unwir3d View Post
    Hello Guys,

    I really need help here, my laptop has 2 X 160GB hard disk. First disk is able to mount successfully but second disk i am unable to do so, here is some details for your reference.

    p/s: I am able to mount both disk successfully using ubuntu live cd however.


    Code:
    5uh4imiX ~ # mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1/
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
           missing codepage or other error
           In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
           dmesg | tail  or so
    Code:
    5uh4imiX ~ # fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        7833    62914560+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2            7833        7845      100370+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda3            7846        7970     1004062+  82  Linux swap
    /dev/sda4            7971       10461    20008957+  83  Linux
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19381 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16128 * 512 = 8257536 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1               1      266306  2147483647+  ee  EFI GPT

    From dmesg

    Code:
    sdb: rw=0, want=4294967045, limit=312581808
    attempt to access beyond end of device
    I have never seen a EFI GPT filesystem before. Where did the drive come from?

    Looking into this a little further the BackTrack 3 kernel doesn't support the EFI GPT filesystem. You will have to recompile the kernel to enable
    CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION.

    What I learned is EFI GPT is a partition type that supports a partition size greater than 2TB. Then you format it with whatever filesystem you want (ext3, ext4, or ntfs).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bofh28 View Post
    I have never seen a EFI GPT filesystem before. Where did the drive come from?

    Looking into this a little further the BackTrack 3 kernel doesn't support the EFI GPT filesystem. You will have to recompile the kernel to enable
    CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION.

    What I learned is EFI GPT is a partition type that supports a partition size greater than 2TB. Then you format it with whatever filesystem you want (ext3, ext4, or ntfs).
    Looks like a Mac, or a Mac formatted drive.
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    I'm no expert at this, but does that partition not look bigger than the disk? (i.e. partition table being read wrong/corrupt?)

    Am prob very very wrong
    wtf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy90 View Post
    I'm no expert at this, but does that partition not look bigger than the disk? (i.e. partition table being read wrong/corrupt?)

    Am prob very very wrong
    I think you're right.
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