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Mounting new SSD Drive

Discussion in 'ASUSWRT - Official' started by bertilak, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. bertilak

    bertilak New Around Here

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    (I hope this is the right forum for this question. Feel free to scoot me off somewhere else if not!)

    I just got a brand new Samsung SSD T5 and plugged it into the USB 3 slot of my ASUS RT-AC88U. Seems OK as far as it got but it is reported as unmounted. What do I do next? I am reasonably handy at the command line I get to via a telnet. Here is what I see:

    • [email protected]:/tmp/home/root# fdisk /dev/sdb1

    • The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 60563.
    • There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
    • and could in certain setups cause problems with:
    • 1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
    • 2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
    • (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

    • Command (m for help): p

    • Disk /dev/sdb1: 500.1 GB, 500105249280 bytes
    • 256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60563 cylinders
    • Units = cylinders of 16128 * 512 = 8257536 bytes

    • Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    • /dev/sdb1p1 ? 266306 266306 2147483647+ ff Unknown
    • /dev/sdb1p2 ? 266306 266306 2147483647+ ff Unknown
    • /dev/sdb1p3 ? 266306 266306 2147483647+ ff Unknown
    • /dev/sdb1p4 ? 266306 158686 1279637119+ ff Unknown

    • Command (m for help):
    What next?

    Thanks!

    Here is what tried:
    • [email protected]:/tmp/home/root# mkdir /mnt/sdb1p1
    • [email protected]:/tmp/home/root# mount /dev/sdb1p1 /mnt/sdb1p1
    • mount: mounting /dev/sdb1p1 on /mnt/sdb1p1 failed: Invalid argument
    Do I need to do something like this?
    • mke2fs /dev/sdb1p1
    I skipped that because I didn't want to make any changes to the disk before I was sure of what I was doing.
     
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  3. bertilak

    bertilak New Around Here

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    TO ANSWER MY OWN QUESTION:

    I plugged the SSD into a Windows 10 system and ran the setup program that appeared on the drive. After that, plugging the drive into the router's USB 3 port showed the drive and allowed me to format it using the the router's web page.
     
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