Ubuntu Installation :: Western Digital MyBook Essential 2TB Does Not Mount?

Jun 10, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on VirtualBoxVM

Western Digital MyBook Essential 2TB USB

Want to format and partition the external hard drive for USB storage for DD WRT (i.e. into ext3)The drive is MS-DOS (FAT32) - Using Disk Utility (MAC) i erased what was on the drive.It mounts properly and can be accessed on the Mac OS.Upon plugging the USB into the Mac, the drive does not show on the Ubuntu desktop.Under the USB icon (bottom right) it indicates no USB devices attached however the "Western Digital My Book [0175]" is greyed out.

Going "Places" > "Computer" Only "File System" visible.
GParted - Drive not visible (only /dev/sda)
Using the sudo fdisk -l:
Disk /dev/sda: 3221 MB, 3221225472 bytes[code]...

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