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Author Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.  (Read 3527 times)

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HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:06:14 am »

I have tried to scan an external hard drive using the "Disk Utility" (found in the "System" sub menu) and the following window pops up:
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retired1af

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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 12:45:14 pm »

Is the drive mounted? I just plugged mine in, did not mount it, and it scanned fine.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 07:10:15 pm »

The drive in question is a USB drive - and yes, it is mounted.
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retired1af

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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 04:56:14 am »

You can't check a drive that's mounted. Unmount it.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 05:42:22 pm »

I did what you suggested, and in less then a second (not nearly enough time for it to have scanned my external hard drive, I might add), the following window popped up
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 05:46:21 pm »

And I should point out that Iam STILL having problems reading files off of that hard drive.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013, 08:34:36 pm »

This is a FAT File system?

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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2013, 10:51:42 pm »

Yes.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2013, 05:39:15 am »

You'll want to use fsck.vfat to check the drive.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2013, 08:47:33 am »

How do I go about using it?
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2013, 09:03:08 am »

man fsck.vfat
« Last Edit: March 25, 2013, 09:07:10 am by retired1af »
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2013, 10:17:57 am »

Thank you. Now, how do I tell it to scan my external USB hard drive (what comes up when I type that is as follows) -

DOSFSCK(8)                                    check and repair MS-DOS filesystems                                    DOSFSCK(8)

NAME
       dosfsck - check and repair MS-DOS filesystems

SYNOPSIS
       dosfsck|fsck.msdos|fsck.vfat [-aAflnrtvVwy] [-d PATH -d ...] [-u PATH -u ...] DEVICE

Now then - what do I put in for "DEVICE"?
« Last Edit: March 25, 2013, 10:43:52 am by Locator »
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2013, 10:58:39 am »

How would you normally navigate to the device? When I plug my drive in, it shows as /dev/sdc
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2013, 11:13:44 am »

I do it by using the "File Manager" program.
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bigpaws

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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! VL7.0 doesn't scan hard drives.
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2013, 11:50:21 am »

Open a console and as root type:

tail -f /var/log/messages

Now plug in your device. Then you can which device you
have.

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