Raid built with Bios not seen under /media.

Asked by peter b on 2008-01-15

Hello to all,

I had a Raid mirror (fake raid) set up under bios, formatted ntfs under win. Gutsy has seen it and mapped it under /media/sdb1 as well as displayed it on desktop as a drive identified with the win_label..

The other day I had to rebuild it and reformatted under win with ntfs.

Now Nautilus under /media/sdb1 shows no files on it and the desktop does not show it anymore. However, under Computer it appears as a drive with the win_label and under Nautilus it appears as file with win_label under /medial. On the task bar it appears as a drive with win_label and mounted. I did nothing on fstab.

It appears to me that by reformatting the uid for sure was changed, fstab seen the change and acted on it but somehow under /media/sdb1 and desktop it fell through the cracks so to speak.

Any idea how to get it back on the desktop and see the files on it under /media/sdb1? I tried gconf-editor but no success. I can live with the current situation but It would be nice to see it on the desktop again.

Any help is appreciated.

Regards,
peter b

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peter b (b1pete) said : #1

Today I restarted Gutsy; on the console the message /dev/disk_to_disk followed by UID=...something, not present was displayed and at the end the message fail in red appeared.

Checking further, in /etc there are 3 files that refer to fstab as follows:

fstab --> current, created after raid rebuilt
fstab.pre-uuid --> created at install time, and
fstab.pre-ntfs-config --> created after the previous one probably after an update or ntfs-3g package install; I do not remember

In any rate, the statement that I made in the previous post that the uid was changed by reformatting is true --> the uid in fstab files (all of them) for /dev/sdb1 is the same; that makes the second statement that fstab seen the change and acted on it untrue hence the message on the console. So, I will proceed as follows:

peter b (b1pete) said : #2

Today I restarted Gutsy; on the console the message /dev/disk_to_disk followed by UID=...something, not present was displayed and at the end the message fail in red appeared.

Checking further, in /etc there are 3 files that refer to fstab as follows:

fstab --> current, created after raid rebuilt
fstab.pre-uuid --> created at install time, and
fstab.pre-ntfs-config --> created after the previous one probably after an update or ntfs-3g package install; I do not remember

In any rate, the statement that I made in the previous post that the uid was changed by reformatting is true --> the uid in fstab files (all of them) for /dev/sdb1 is the same; that makes the second statement that fstab seen the change and acted on it untrue hence the message on the console. So, I will proceed as follows:

1. make a copy of fstab just in case
2. obtain the new uid of the newly rebuilt raid
3. edit fstab with the new uid for /dev/sdb1
reboot and hope for the best.

Any comments re this course of action?

Regards,
peter b

peter b (b1pete) said : #3

Success, everything is just fine after the actions mentioned in the previous post performed. The Raid icon is back on the desktop and the files are in /media/sdb1