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Additional HDD's not showing up in Fedora 20

asked 2014-05-06 17:13:07 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 23:47:52 -0500

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Hello,

I just recently decided to move from Windows 8.1 to Fedora 20.

I have a WD 500GB Black HDD as my install HDD and 3 Toshiba 1GB drives that I used to have set up in a RAID array back when I was running Windows 7,

I formatted all of the HDD's prior to installing Fedora and installed Fedora on my 500GB Black Drive with no issues at all. The problem is that Fedora is not seeing the other 3 drives. I dont really care about setting them up in any sort of array as of right now, however I would just like to get them to be seen...

When I formatted them, I did so using the FAT system instead of NTSF. I am fairly new to Linux, so please go gentle on me.

Thanks in Advance, Curtis

The following displays when I run "sudo parted -l"

[Bruisbe@localhost ~]$ sudo parted -l
Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size   File system  Name                  Flags
 1      1049kB  211MB   210MB  fat16        EFI System Partition  boot
 2      211MB   735MB   524MB  ext4
 3      735MB   1000GB  999GB                                     lvm


Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  1000GB  1000GB                     lvm


Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  1000GB  1000GB                     lvm


Model: ATA WDC WD5001AALS-0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdd: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size   File system  Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  500GB  500GB                     lvm


Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm)
Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-home: 3442GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
 1      0.00B  3442GB  3442GB  ext4


Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm)
Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 53.7GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
 1      0.00B  53.7GB  53.7GB  ext4


Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm)
Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 3909MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start  End     Size    File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  3909MB  3909MB  linux-swap(v1)
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Your drives show lvm partitions on them. What is the output of sudo pvscan and sudo lvscan?

QuLogic gravatar imageQuLogic ( 2014-05-07 01:05:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-05-07 01:17:21 -0500

QuLogic gravatar image

updated 2014-05-07 01:26:43 -0500

I asked a question, but your output is actually enough to see what's going on. You have set up all your drives in LVM and formatting them individually is not a good idea.

Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size   File system  Name                  Flags
 1      1049kB  211MB   210MB  fat16        EFI System Partition  boot
 2      211MB   735MB   524MB  ext4
 3      735MB   1000GB  999GB                                     lvm

The above shows that you did not use the 500GB drive for your install. /dev/sda here is 1TB. You have the system partition (for kernels and boot loader, etc.) which is 210MB, a very small ext4 partition (524MB) which appears useless, and possibly unused. The remaining 999GB are on LVM.

Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 1000GB
Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 1000GB

The above two drives (I cropped a bit) are entirely part of LVM.

Model: ATA WDC WD5001AALS-0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdd: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size   File system  Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  500GB  500GB                     lvm

This is the 500 GB drive (Model is WDC WD500...) and you can see the entirety is part of LVM.

Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 53.7GB
Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-home: 3442GB
Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 3909MB

These are the three logical volumes created on LVM. One is /, one is /home and one is swap.

So what you actually have is one 1TB drive with /boot/grub/efi or similar, and the remaining space + all other drives as a single LVM group. That LVM group is divided into three parts: one is /, one is /home, and one is swap. In other words, Fedora does not "see" your 3 other drives because they are already being used.

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answered 2014-05-06 18:00:16 -0500

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Curtis,

The output that you provided is showing your 3x 1TB drives. They are identified as /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, and /dev/sdc. I've trimmed the bottom of your output in order to highlight just the relevant parts...

[Bruisbe@localhost ~]$ sudo parted -l

Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi)
Disk **/dev/sda**: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 211MB 210MB fat16 EFI System Partition boot
2 211MB 735MB 524MB ext4 3 735MB 1000GB 999GB lvm

Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi)
Disk **/dev/sdb**: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 1000GB 1000GB lvm

Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi)
Disk **/dev/sdc**: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 1000GB 1000GB lvm
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Thank you for the reply. I see those and even when go to the Drives, it shows them, however I cannot format them, nor store any data to them...I also tried setting up a raid array with them and get the following errors;

Error when I try to format: Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdb1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: error: /dev/sdb1: probing initialization failed: Device or resource busy (udisks-error-quark, 0)

Error when I try to set up a RAID Array: Error opening device /dev/sda: Device or resource busy (udisks-error-quark, 0)

Bruisbe gravatar imageBruisbe ( 2014-05-06 18:28:31 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-05-07 11:37:33 -0500

Bruisbe gravatar image

Thank you all for your comments back. I was expecting to see a drive on my machine similar to how Windows is set up showing each individual drive that I have available.

I am still getting used to Linux and how things run. The part that was confusing me was if I right clicked on Computer under Devices and went to the properties, it would only show 52GB as total space available. If I do the same on the /home folder it shows 3.2 TB available. Thank you all again for the help in showing me where the rest of my storage was at... :)

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The Devices section shows partitions only. It would also show removable storage. If you want to see your drives, you could use Disks (aka. gnome-disks).

PS, you should have posted this as a comment on an answer, not an answer itself...

QuLogic gravatar imageQuLogic ( 2014-05-07 20:25:51 -0500 )edit

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