[Lvlug] Speaking of Trouble(s)
Dann S. Washko
dann at thelinuxlink.net
Fri Apr 22 15:38:46 EDT 2005
> Just recently re-installed (as opposed to "Update") Mandrake v9.1 ...
As posted earlier, there are newer versions of Mandrake and soon Mandriva
> I have a 40GB HD which has been "split" into 10GB and 30GB (10 for MS / 30 for LINUX)
> I also have a LEXAR Card Reader, which used to work with Mandrake/KDE (256MB) but no longer. Used to use it for backing up office logs and the like before saving these same files in the TXT format to the MS/WIN side of the hard drive. Used to have the original, a back up, plus a second backup, but no more. Can't even get access to the Lexar memory card at this point, and once again, today I noted the following error message .. "PARTITIONS SECTOR #1919505958 AND SECTOR #538989391 (666GB) ARE OVERLAPPING!"
I take it you are getting this error in regards to the Hard Drive no
thte Card Reader, correct? Where and when are you seeing this error?
In your post you put (256MB) after KDE. Are you trying to read some
sort of flash card that is 256 mb? It is possible that somewhere in the
re-installation of Mandrake the autofs setup did not detect this card
reader so it is not set up properly.
Drop down to the command line and plug the card reader in with a card in
the device. If the device is already plugged in, remove and re-plug it.
Then run dmesg, do you see any indication that the device was
recognized when it was plugged in? It should say something about a
change in the usb bus. It may even go as far as loading the proper usb
mass storage/scsi modules and report what device it has been set as.
You can then, as root, try and mount the device:
mount /dev/sd[a-?][1-?] /mnt/flash
supposing that /mnt/flash exists. If it is recognized as a scsi disk
device it will be an sd?? something (i.e.; sda1). It could be
recognized as a different device type so sda might not be the case.
Start there, report back the output of dmesg if you cannot mount the
> Any of you familiar with this "overlapping"? Those of you with SUSE, are you having like problems?
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