Re: Can't scan new disk
- Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:17:31 -0600
- From: Mark Allums <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Can't scan new disk
Seagate IronWolf Pro 12 TB
Buster, Orico USB 3.0 Dock
Running the following gives an error:
root@martha:~# umount /dev/sdb1
root@martha:~# e2fsck -c -c -C 0 -f -F -k -p /dev/sdb1
/dev/sdb1 is in use.
e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.
Does e2fsck work when the drive is connected to an internal SATA port?
Hasn't been tried, as I was not aware there was a difference between
USB SATA and internal SATA.
The idea is to devise a process of elimination to see if the problem is
the drive, the USB dock, Debian, etc..
1. Try another drive using that dock and Debian.
8 GB seagate drive, same error.
2. Try another connection using that drive and Debian.
Tried different dock, rated for 12 TB. Same result.
Used gparted to delete the original partition, create a new one. The
GParted 0.32.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize
Create Primary Partition #1 (ext4, 10.91 TiB) on /dev/sdb 00:00:00 (
create empty partition 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
path: /dev/sdb1 (partition)
size: 23437766656 (10.91 TiB)
clear old file system signatures in /dev/sdb1 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 512.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 0 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 4.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 67108864 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 4.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 274877906944 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 512.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 12000136003584 00:00:00 (
write 4.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 12000136462336 00:00:00 (
write 8.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 12000136519680 00:00:00 (
flush operating system cache of /dev/sdb 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
set partition type on /dev/sdb1 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
new partition type: ext4
create new ext4 file system 00:00:00 ( ERROR )
mkfs.ext4 -F -O ^64bit -L '' '/dev/sdb1' 00:00:00 ( ERROR )
mke2fs 1.44.5 (15-Dec-2018)
/dev/sdb1 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem
3. Try another OS using that drive and dock.
Win 10 with 2nd dock worked fine. Not hard drive. Not dock(s). Seems
to be Debian. Systemd?