I’ve 42.2 in an old box I’m using as a local backup server with SyncThing (works like a charm, great software).
Motherboard is an Asus M2N-MX SE PLUS with AMI BIOS version 1804 from August 2010 (last version available). 1st edition MOBO manual is dated September 2007. CPU is AMD Sempron LE-1200, 2GB RAM installed.
This box has a working 250 GB Samsung HDD connected to a SATA2 (SATA 3G) internal port:
Gparted device info Model: ATA SAMSUNG HD250HJ Size: 232.89 GiB Path: /dev/sda Partition table: msdos Heads: 255 Sectors/Track: 63 Cylinders: 30401 Total sectors: 488397168 Sector size: 512 # fdisk -l /dev/sda Disco /dev/sda: 232,9 GiB, 250059350016 bytes, 488397168 setores Unidades: setor de 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Tamanho de setor (lógico/físico): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Tamanho E/S (mínimo/ótimo): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Tipo de rótulo do disco: dos Identificador do disco: 0x000dd089 Dispositivo Inicializar Início Fim Setores Tamanho Id Tipo /dev/sda1 2048 4208639 4206592 2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda2 * 4208640 35663909 31455270 15G 83 Linux /dev/sda3 35665920 488396799 452730880 215,9G 83 Linux
I’ve an available 500 GB HDD where I cloned the 250 GB disk using an USB3 dual disk docking station.
I’ve previously cloned the same 500 GB HDD to a larger one, and it worked OK in the 500 GB HDD original machine (a core i3).
500 GB 7200.12 Seagate Barracuda connected to USB docking station, after increase of sda3 partition.
HDD date code is 11285 (build date Jan 11 2011), firmware version CC46
Gparted device info Model: ST350041 8AS (connected to USB docking station) Size: 465.76 GiB Path: /dev/sdc Partition table: msdos Heads: 255 Sectors/Track: 63 Cylinders: 60801 Total sectors: 976773168 Sector size: 512 # fdisk -l /dev/sdc Disco /dev/sdc: 465,8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 setores Unidades: setor de 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Tamanho de setor (lógico/físico): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Tamanho E/S (mínimo/ótimo): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Tipo de rótulo do disco: dos Identificador do disco: 0x000dd089 Dispositivo Inicializar Início Fim Setores Tamanho Id Tipo /dev/sdc1 2048 4208639 4206592 2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sdc2 * 4208640 35663909 31455270 15G 83 Linux /dev/sdc3 35665920 976773119 941107200 448,8G 83 Linux
Now, after switching the 250 GB HDD for the cloned 500 GB HDD connected to the same SATA port, it is not detected by the BIOS, and I can’t see why… The same old BIOS had no problem detecting a newer 1TB Caviar Green HDD on the same SATA port.
Samsung site says this 500 GB HDD may require a jumper in the back to be recognized by older BIOS, I tried that but no change.
With the HDD docking station connected to an USB2 port on the old computer, when plugging the 500 GB drive in the docking station and mounting the third partition, dmesg gives:
[51093.502400] usb 4-1: new SuperSpeed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd [51093.514498] usb 4-1: New USB device found, idVendor=152d, idProduct=0551 [51093.514500] usb 4-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=5 [51093.514501] usb 4-1: Product: USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge [51093.514502] usb 4-1: Manufacturer: JMicron [51093.514503] usb 4-1: SerialNumber: 580FFFFFFFFF [51093.514861] usb-storage 4-1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected [51093.514992] scsi13 : usb-storage 4-1:1.0 [51094.516593] scsi 13:0:0:0: Direct-Access ST350041 8AS PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 CCS [51094.516752] sd 13:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg7 type 0 [51094.517165] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdf] 976773168 512-byte logical blocks: (500 GB/465 GiB) [51094.517863] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdf] Write Protect is off [51094.517865] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdf] Mode Sense: 28 00 00 00 [51094.518154] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdf] No Caching mode page found [51094.518155] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdf] Assuming drive cache: write through [51094.547135] sdf: sdf1 sdf2 sdf3 [51094.548210] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdf] Attached SCSI disk [51105.516364] EXT4-fs (sdf3): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
I can read and write to the mounted partition, no dmesg or GUI (dolphin) errors/warnings.
The only thing that occurs to me is that the 500 GB HDD may have been originally formated as gtp - something the docking station can translate to whatever protocol USB uses. But when connected directly it should’nt have been detected by the BIOS anyway? I don’t know the docking station cloning level - it’s a made-in-China thing that works quite well but has documentation issues… Anyway, from gparted and fdisk infos the partitioning is msdos, boot flag is in the same partition, etc.
What am I not seeing?