I'm trying to fix an odd problem I'm having that I've never seen or heard of before. I have a disk, /dev/sdc and I'm trying to mount it, but cannot.
sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt mount: you must specify the filesystem type
Ok, I remember it was ext3, so,
sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sdc1 /mnt mount: special device /dev/sdc1 does not exist
This I've never seen before either so I check /dev
ls /dev | grep sdc brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 32 2011-04-20 03:27 sdc
There's supposed to be an sdc1 file there as well right?
Disk /dev/sdc: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x1a2b2e31 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdc1 1 60801 488384001 83 Linux
So, from looking at fdisk it should be there, but it isn't. Checking /var/log/syslog, there are no messages from when I tried to mount the drive, so I don't know how to troubleshoot further. Does anyone know why this could be happening, or what I'm doing wrong, or how to fix this?
Could this be indicative of a dying device? There don't appear to be any SMART messages out of the ordinary in syslog..