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Old 11-28-2010, 12:06 PM
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Default unable to access NTFS external HDD
I am trying to access a western digital USB hard disk. It seems to
recognize it , KDE pops up with the autorun actions but if i open the
folder it is empty. the logs show the error.




"GEOM: da0: partition 1 does not start on a track boundary" . please
advice...thanks

[admin@pcbsd-8681 /usr/home/admin]$ dmesg | tail
cd1 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus2 target 0 lun 1
cd1: <WD Virtual CD 070A 1032> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-4 device
cd1: 40.000MB/s transfers
cd1: cd present [342016 x 2048 byte records]
GEOM: da0: partition 1 does not start on a track boundary.
GEOM: da0: partition 1 does not end on a track boundary.
ses0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus2 target 0 lun 2
ses0: <WD SES Device 1032> Fixed Enclosure Services SCSI-4 device
ses0: 40.000MB/s transfers
ses0: SCSI-3 SES Device


tail-f /var/log/messages
Nov 27 08:55:18 pcbsd-8681 root: Unknown USB device: vendor 0x1058
product 0x070a bus uhub3
Nov 27 08:55:18 pcbsd-8681 kernel: ugen1.3: <Western Digital> at usbus1
Nov 27 08:55:18 pcbsd-8681 kernel: umass0: <Western Digital My
Passport 070A, class 0/0, rev 2.00/10.32, addr 3> on usbus1
Nov 27 08:55:18 pcbsd-8681 kernel: umass0: SCSI over Bulk-Only; quirks = 0x0000
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: umass0:2:0:-1: Attached to scbus2
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus2 target 0 lun 0
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: da0: <WD My Passport 070A 1032>
Fixed Direct Access SCSI-4 device
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: da0: 476270MB (975400960 512 byte
sectors: 255H 63S/T 60715C)
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: (probe0:umass-sim0:0:0:1): TEST
UNIT READY. CDB: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: (probe0:umass-sim0:0:0:1): CAM
status: SCSI Status Error
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: (probe0:umass-sim0:0:0:1): SCSI
status: Check Condition
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: (probe0:umass-sim0:0:0:1): SCSI
sense: UNIT ATTENTION asc:28,0 (Not ready to ready change, medium may
have changed)
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: cd1 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus2 target 0 lun 1
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: cd1: <WD Virtual CD 070A 1032>
Removable CD-ROM SCSI-4 device
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: cd1: 40.000MB/s transfers
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: cd1: cd present [342016 x 2048 byte records]
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: GEOM: da0: partition 1 does not
start on a track boundary.
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: GEOM: da0: partition 1 does not end
on a track boundary.
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: ses0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus2
target 0 lun 2
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: ses0: <WD SES Device 1032> Fixed
Enclosure Services SCSI-4 device
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: ses0: 40.000MB/s transfers
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: ses0: SCSI-3 SES Device
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:50 PM
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The simplest solution to your problem is to reformat your drive to the FAT32 file system.
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The error message "GEOM: da0: partition 1 does not start on a track boundary" is common and may be ignored.

If the automount is not correct, NTFS based USB's can be mounted manually.

Your USB disk is a Western Digital Passport of approx. 500 Gb in size recognized by the system as "da0":

Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus2 target 0 lun 0
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: da0: <WD My Passport 070A 1032> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-4 device
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
Nov 27 08:55:19 pcbsd-8681 kernel: da0: 476270MB (975400960 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 60715C)

Try this command as root:

#mount_ntfs -o large /dev/da0s1 /mnt

You can change the target mountpoint to /media, or any other pre-existing subdirectory. If the mount is successful (a large hard disk takes a few moments to complete the mount) then you will be returned to the # prompt without any error report.

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