Can't mount partition

Okay gang, here I am with another question (sorry, but getting this NAS working has been slow going.) Since I couldn’t figure out how to get parted on the sytem (earlier post), I pulled the disk and tried repartitioning it on my desktop again. This seemed to work (not sure what happened the first time), as I have one ext4 partition now, and fdisk -l doesn’t spit out any red letter warnings.

Here is how fdisk -l identifies the drive:

Disk /dev/sda: 7.3 TiB, 8001563222016 bytes, 15628053168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 0ABD86DE-1DBE-4922-B1E4-8D0B19A6FCA4

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sda1 2048 15628046335 15628044288 7.3T Microsoft basic data

From what I understand, the “Microsoft basic data” is nothing to worry about, that’s just how fdisk interprets the partition, but for all I know, that’s a problem too.

My main issue is that when I try to add the mount under LuCi, I can’t find the disk. If I try to add a custom mount, /dev/sda1, it’s added with (device not present). What’s going on here?

As always, any help appreciated.



Try this:

fdisk /dev/sda

Thanks for the response, white, but I ended up having success by formatting the disk to btrfs, using ubuntu.

Bottom line for anyone else reading this–don’t format your disk in Windows (I had used MiniTool, which supposedly formatted to ext4… but I guess not. Use Virtualbox and load up Ubuntu instead.

On to the next hurdle, thanks!