Web lists-archives.com

Re: Can't scan new disk

On 17.02.2019 1:21, Mark Allums wrote:
On 2/16/19 2:41 AM, Curt wrote:
On 2019-02-15, Mark Allums <mark@allums.email> wrote:
I just bought a new backup disk, and I want to check it. It's mounted in
a USB 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.

What's causing this and how do I fix it?  It's not MATE; I tried
rebooting to rescue mode, but that didn't help.


People sometimes recommend 'fuser' in cases like these in order to
identify processes that might be accessing the drive.

I mean, the message says '/dev/sdb1 is in use.' Perhaps it is indeed.

  fuser -v -m /dev/sdb1

Worth a try, maybe, as no one else seems to have suggested it.

root@martha:~# fuser -v -m /dev/sdb1

No results.  Thanks.


Maybe something simple like "lsof" command can shed some light on this problem?
    $ sudo lsof /dev/sdb
    $ sudo lsof /dev/sdb1

Also show us an output of "gdisk" command:
    $ sudo gdisk -l /dev/sdb

With kindest regards, Alexander.

⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁ Debian - The universal operating system
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀ https://www.debian.org