Ubuntu :: Usb External Drive Doesn't Get Detected?

Apr 22, 2011

When I boot, the device I'm looking for shows up but it isn't detected inthe file system. I have two drives, a 500g and a 1Tb in a dual usb case.When I do sudo fdisk -l, I get:

Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

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Ubuntu :: External Hard Drive Not Detected On 9.10?

Jan 4, 2010

My Toshiba 500Gb USB hard drive is not being detected anymore when i insert it in 9.10. It only started doing this from last week, it was fine before (and it works fine in Windows XP). The connections are fine and all, because when i type "lsusb", i see it as follows:

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 19d2:0063 ONDA Communication S.p.A.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0930:0b09 Toshiba Corp.

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Feb 21, 2011

Been using Ubuntu to extend the life of my hard drive. I'm not very familiar with the inner workings of Linux, but I know computers well.

My System:
- Ubuntu 10.04, gnome environment. Dual boot XP.

Problem:
- my external drive, WD essentials 2.2 TB, stopped working recently, about 6 months after installation of dual boot.

Facts:
- still detected, though SMART does not detect it.
- XP still detects it - cant access files though. *
- Ubuntu now detects a floppy drive, which I do not have.
- power still working.
- have tried a few different USB cables.
- happened around the time of several software updates. Maybe paranoia.
- had trouble with music playback.

Hypothesis:
- Drive is dying, cuz XP wont allow me in. *
- Something happened and it rolled back the drivers on the External HD.
- Somehow losing Voltage, though I dont know how. **

Have attempted:
- Disabling Floppy from bios.
- In Windows: disabling XP service pack 3, disabling Firewire 1394.
- Different USB cables. **
- Disconnecting all USB devices, except External HD. **

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Jan 5, 2011

I have 1tb Seagate Freeagent NTFS External HD. I have Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 with dual boot as Ubuntu. I'm primarily a windows user, since i'm not that well acquainted with linux. External Hard Drive does not detect- when i connect it..it just gives a whirring sound and the "My Computer" window hangs. Figured out the cause- and temporary solution- The drive should do principle mount automatically. It won't if the file system is not "clean". That is possible if the drive was connected while you hibernated Windows, or if you did not properly disconnect the drive.

I booted with ubuntu and did the following-
sudo fdisk -l
and got the following:
Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204884992 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x396e2b4d

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 121601 976760001 7 HPFS/NTFS

Then I typed:
sudo mkdir /media/FreeAgent
sudo chmod 777 /media/FreeAgent
And wrapped it up with editing fstab with the following code:
#FreeAgent USB Drive
/dev/sdf1 /media/FreeAgent ntfs defaults 0 0

Now the browser window for the freeagent hard drive pops up and I can access everything. I try to shutdown the computer but it won't as long as the hard disk is connected. So I have to pull the usb out. And the problem remains the same. I want the hard disk to be detected normally on my windows/linux (like normal usbs work-plug it in and it works). Also have no clue how to work a temporary solution like this with windows yet. I have boot with ubuntu everytime and repeat these steps when I want to access it.

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Mar 14, 2011

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Aug 17, 2010

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May 26, 2011

I have Seagate Freeagent Go 500GB external hard drive that I use for backup. I wanted to resize the partition so I used GParted to shrink the 500GB NTFS partition to 400GB. The other 100 I wanted to encrypt and use for some other more important files. For some reason, the shrink failed and I disconnected the hard drive and reconnected it. I didn't see the icon appear on the desktop. I went into the Disk Utility to discover that GParted's shrink error deleted all of the partitions on my hard drive. So I created a new 400GB NTFS partition and put back all of my files. The other 100 is unallocated currently.

It will normally mount automatically and show up on the desktop but the hard drive won't mount without me going into the Disk Utility and mounting it through there. I can't even mount it from the Terminal with root privileges. It gives me this:

Quote:

sudo mount /media/My Data
mount: can't find /media/My Data in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

Now, I can unmount with root privileges and I can unmount it from the Disk Utility. I can browse and edit the files within. But I can't unmount it from within Nautilus or on the desktop (the Safely Remove Drive option is not there).

The new 400GB partition also isn't detected by GParted. It just shows the whole drive as unallocated.

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May 9, 2010

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HAL 0.5.13-4.2.1
udisks 1.0.0.git20100224-11.1
ASRock G43Twins-FullHD LGA 775 Intel G43 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Samsung 22X DVDR DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223Q (connected via SATA. detected as: /dev/sr0)

Discs are read by the drive when inserted (they are spun and the LED light on the drive lights up) but nothing happens after that.

I disconnected the SATA cable and tried a new SATA cable on a different SATA port and also tried a different SATA power cable but that did not fix anything.

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Aug 4, 2010

In Ubuntu 10.04 all I had to do was turn on my external hard drive and it would automatically be detected and mounted. I just switched over to Ultimate Edition, which I think is Ubuntu 10.04 with a lot of stuff added on to it. The funny thing is when I turn on the external hard drive it doesn't get mounted, and I don't think it's even being detected. I looked in gparted and it doesn't show up there. If I boot into Ubuntu 10.04 and turn on the hard drive it still gets detected and mounted, so there's nothing wrong with it. Ultimate Edition can detect other things connected to USB, like my iPod, so I'm wondering why it can't detect my hard drive.

Edit: When I do tail -f /var/log/messages and if the drive gets detected, this is what it says:

[ 230.520892] usb 1-2.4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
[ 230.639400] usb 1-2.4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 230.639717] scsi9 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[ 235.631550] scsi 9:0:0:0: Direct-Access Maxtor OneTouch 0122 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4

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Aug 31, 2010

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This way I could mount my vfat drive read-only under /<drive name>, but not the ntfs one. After a reboot i noticed that the external drives get different IDs in /dev. E.g. what I had in my fstab under /dev/sdc1 got /dev/sdf1, and /dev/sdc was unknown. I am doing something wrong here, what worked in 11.0 does not seem to work here.

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Feb 7, 2011

I had this corrupted external hdd and so I formatted the main partition on it on windows but messed up in the formatting and ended up having to format the entire thing. I got some weird message about it not being initialized (no not mounted) so I was in compmgmt.msc in windows and right clicked it in device manager and it asked for master boot or GUID I selected the latter and formatted. Worked fine and all for a bit but now it doesn't show up as a drive. I noticed when using compmgmt.msc it showed up that it had installed driver software and was being recognized but in the partition editing area there was nothing on this drive, reinstalling driver software doesn't seem to help. Also GParted wont load up when I have it plugged in and Disk Utility doesn't show it. I am requesting help to fix this problem within Ubuntu 10.10 somehow so I can use it properly.

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Jun 22, 2011

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Is there some special trick I need to carry out to make the external drive visible as a storage device so I can start rescuing files? and (apart from take a backup the day before) any tips on persuading data out of "unreadable" folders?

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Jan 14, 2009

I have 2 ubuntu's: 1 on my ineternal hard drive, 1 on my external

When I startup without my ext drive =>GRUB error 21.

And when I plug it in I can choose: the standard ubuntu kernel is the one on my external, and the original one is listed under other...

I'd like to be able to startup without external hard drive and make the ubuntu on my internal drve the standard.

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Jan 2, 2010

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The external HD is detected and mounted automatically in Debian Lenny, Mint 7, openSUSE, Mandriva and even xp. However, no detection was found in Fedora 10.

In connection with this. May I please ask for help on how to check and understand why my Fedora partition failed to detect and mount the external HD?

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Jul 3, 2010

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[ 623.940610] scsi7 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[ 623.940928] usb-storage: device found at 6
[ 623.940931] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning

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Nov 20, 2007

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Sep 23, 2010

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Jan 22, 2011

I got some troubles with my external VGA output of a Notebook. I tried various things (see below) but now I ran out of ideas. I studied the sticky post in this forum about configuring graphics cards but unfortunately this gave me no new hints. My System:

Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook E Series
OpenSuse 11.3 (i586, 32Bit)
Graphics: Intel 965GM

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Code:
lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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Oct 5, 2010

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System:

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nVidia Corporation GT218 [NVS 3100M] (rev a2)

Code:

$ yum list installed | grep nvidia
kmod-nvidia.x86_64 1:256.53-1.fc13.4 @rpmfusion-nonfree-updates
kmod-nvidia-2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64.x86_64
nvidia-settings.x86_64 1.0-6.fc13 @rpmfusion-nonfree-updates

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PS: is there a way to make it so that a box as above is contracted, requiring a click to expand?

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[ 55.732223] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 0
[ 55.732294] pci 0000:04:00.0: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0x000000-0x00ffff]
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