problems with internal sata disk

Hello altogether and a happy new year.
I have some funny problemes with an internal hard disk under SuSE 11.1 (only SuSE 11.1, ohter intstalled Linux systems like SuSE 9.3, SuSE 10.3, debian work fine with it:

so let’s begin:

I have two SATA disks and one IDE disks in my computer.
the first SATA is for Windows XP (/dev/sdb within SuSE 11.1)
the second SATA is for SuSE 11.1 (/dev/sdc within SuSE 11.1)
and on the IDE disk a SuSE 10.3 is installed (/dev/sda).
when I boot SuSE 11.1 I have my /dev/sdc of course and I can
mount all partitions of /dev/sda. However mounting any
partition of /dev/sdb fails.

Of course, because


ls -l /dev/sdb*
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 16 Dec 27 13:14 /dev/sdb

that means there are no partitions.


fdisk /dev/sdb
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 19457.^M
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,^M
and could in certain setups cause problems with:^M
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)^M
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs^M
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)^M
^M
Command (m for help): p^M
^M
Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes^M
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders^M
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes^M
Disk identifier: 0xe297e297^M
^M
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System^M
/dev/sdb1   *           1        3824    30716248+   7  HPFS/NTFS^M
/dev/sdb2            3825        3888      514080   1b  Hidden W95 FAT32^M
/dev/sdb3            3889       19457   125057992+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)^M
/dev/sdb5            3889       19457   125057961    b  W95 FAT32^M

is ok

now lets have a look at the boot messages:


sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 312581808 512-byte hardware sectors: (160GB/149GiB)^M
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off^M
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00^M
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA^M
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 312581808 512-byte hardware sectors: (160GB/149GiB)^M
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off^M
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00^M
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA^M
sdb: sdb1 sdb2 sdb3 < sdb5 >^M

I think everything’s fine there too

The partition tabel looks also good:


gsch1:~ # dd if=/dev/sdb bs=1 count=66 skip=446 | hexdump -C^M
66+0 records in^M
66+0 records out^M
66 bytes (66 B) copied, 0.000176877 s, 373 kB/s^M
00000000 80 01 01 00 07 fe ff ff 3f 00 00 00 b1 62 a9 03 |........?....b..|^M
00000010 00 fe ff ff 1b fe ff ff f0 62 a9 03 40 b0 0f 00 |.........b..@...|^M
00000020 00 00 c1 ff 0f fe ff ff 30 13 b9 03 91 77 e8 0e |........0....w..|^M
00000030 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|^M
00000040 55 aa |U.|^M
00000042^M

ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid however brings no partitions on /dev/sdb


ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 18F4-6CF6 -> ../../sda5^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 18d5efd6-b450-4509-9ec1-eaa3aab9bc06 -> ../../sda7^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 1a65e2c6-4eba-46f3-bf5a-bf81b1b7cf7f -> ../../sda12^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 1dd875c0-58eb-478b-a779-ca4e370b6a87 -> ../../sda4^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 29ff072e-48d4-4181-ab03-7f525931430f -> ../../sdc7^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 3dd89291-32e7-495d-938c-acd8306cab9c -> ../../sda10^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 5470f0c2-6a59-485e-a78e-7dc3dd926fa5 -> ../../sdc1^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 5494-94A0 -> ../../sda1^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 6657ed8f-44b5-44c6-93fb-0fe25f63d9a9 -> ../../sdc14^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 6c04a25b-5d45-4e10-bea8-16bbcfaf09ec -> ../../sda9^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 747da70e-cd66-451a-b23f-a92e6bb95805 -> ../../sdc10^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 DC05-E321 -> ../../sda6^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 b33d29b1-e46a-4c3b-bd05-a6b2c010a392 -> ../../sdc11^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 bd4faa44-28ef-4f17-9892-0e280e98b194 -> ../../sdc12^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 c2269705-048e-4f6c-b3bb-a8a40b145fae -> ../../sdc6^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 c8543e17-fcad-42eb-9568-9f4aadc33bb3 -> ../../sdc8^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ca3c66ef-a63b-40e0-8b18-582526efb96e -> ../../sda8^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 cad6d2c6-75c9-498b-b53c-9f11e80c73f3 -> ../../sdc9^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 cc41cd53-444e-4dd8-b06e-5de5b2401d8e -> ../../sdc13^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ce429532-a30a-4116-8d55-6a2f7b422062 -> ../../sda11^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 cecce471-6af0-4372-8e79-460180f2deef -> ../../sdc15^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 dcdee25d-aeb9-4dbc-8eef-8ad16deb022a -> ../../sdc5^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 fd994d39-c855-4f5d-ae91-dd08df8ab1dc -> ../../sda3^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ff78fb45-11bf-39aa-bedd-cdec1c3560d6 -> ../../sda13^M

Part two

ls -l /dev/disk/by-id: theres only /dev/sdb, no partitions too


lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201 -> ../../sda     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part1 -> ../../sda1^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part10 -> ../../sda10^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part11 -> ../../sda11^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part12 -> ../../sda12^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part13 -> ../../sda13^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part2 -> ../../sda2 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part3 -> ../../sda3 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part4 -> ../../sda4 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part5 -> ../../sda5 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part6 -> ../../sda6 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part7 -> ../../sda7 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part8 -> ../../sda8 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part9 -> ../../sda9 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y513861 -> ../../sdb     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102 -> ../../sdc     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part1 -> ../../sdc1^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part10 -> ../../sdc10^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part11 -> ../../sdc11^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part12 -> ../../sdc12^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part13 -> ../../sdc13^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part14 -> ../../sdc14^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part15 -> ../../sdc15^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part2 -> ../../sdc2 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part5 -> ../../sdc5 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part6 -> ../../sdc6 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part7 -> ../../sdc7 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part8 -> ../../sdc8 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 ata-SAMSUNG_HD160JJ_S08HJ10Y514102-part9 -> ../../sdc9 ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81 -> ../../sdc                           ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part1 -> ../../sdc1 
  lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part10 -> ../../sdc10                   ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part11 -> ../../sdc11                   ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part12 -> ../../sdc12                   ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part13 -> ../../sdc13                   ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part14 -> ../../sdc14                   ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part15 -> ../../sdc15                   ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part2 -> ../../sdc2                     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part5 -> ../../sdc5                     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part6 -> ../../sdc6                     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part7 -> ../../sdc7                     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part8 -> ../../sdc8                     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev81-part9 -> ../../sdc9                     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82 -> ../../sda                           ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part1 -> ../../sda1                     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part10 -> ../../sda10                   ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part11 -> ../../sda11                   ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part12 -> ../../sda12                   ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part13 -> ../../sda13                   ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part2 -> ../../sda2                     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part3 -> ../../sda3                     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part4 -> ../../sda4                     ^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part5 -> ../../sda5^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part6 -> ../../sda6^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part7 -> ../../sda7^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part8 -> ../../sda8^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 edd-int13_dev82-part9 -> ../../sda9^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 md-uuid-c8d79fca:acbbe047:1bf5adbc:f9dbdc1b -> ../../md127^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201 -> ../../sda^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part1 -> ../../sda1^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part10 -> ../../sda10^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part11 -> ../../sda11^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part12 -> ../../sda12^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part13 -> ../../sda13
  lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part2 -> ../../sda2^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part3 -> ../../sda3^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part4 -> ../../sda4^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part5 -> ../../sda5^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part6 -> ../../sda6^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part7 -> ../../sda7^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part8 -> ../../sda8^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_MAXTOR_6L060J3_663200618201-part9 -> ../../sda9^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y513861 -> ../../sdb^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102 -> ../../sdc^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part1 -> ../../sdc1^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part10 -> ../../sdc10^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part11 -> ../../sdc11^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part12 -> ../../sdc12^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part13 -> ../../sdc13^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part14 -> ../../sdc14^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part15 -> ../../sdc15^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part2 -> ../../sdc2^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part5 -> ../../sdc5^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part6 -> ../../sdc6^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part7 -> ../../sdc7^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part8 -> ../../sdc8^M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 27 13:14 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD160JJS08HJ10Y514102-part9 -> ../../sdc9             

I tried following:


fdisk -R /dev/sdb
cat /proc/partitions:^M
..^M
   8    16  156290904 sdb^M
   8    17   30716248 sdb1^M
   8    18     514080 sdb2^M
   8    19          1 sdb3^M
   8    21  125057961 sdb5^

thought I could be happy but:


gsch1:~/shsc # mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt^M
ntfs-3g-mount: mount failed: Device or resource busy^M
^M
gsch1:~/shsc # mount -t vfat /dev/sdb5 /mnt^M
mount: /dev/sdb5 already mounted or /mnt busy^M

I checked, what is mounted and what is busy:


gsch1:~/shsc # mount^M
/dev/sdc6 on / type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)^M
/proc on /proc type proc (rw)^M
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)^M
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)^M
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw)^M
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620,gid=5)^M
/dev/sdc10 on /home type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)^M
/dev/sdc9 on /opt type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)^M
/dev/sdc7 on /usr type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)^M
/dev/sdc8 on /var type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)^M
...
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /root/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev)^M

fuser /dev/sdb6 or fuser /mnt brings no result

does anybody know what to do to get acces to my windows xp disk?