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    Post [SOLVED] xubuntu 12.10 alpha - external drive not detected

    hi all.
    just got a new desktop and stuck xubuntu 12.10 alpha on there. this is all running fine on my laptop.
    everything's ok except for the fact that my external hard drive isn't detected. this is a bit of a problem as it has all my backups on it and i can't, therefore, restore anything to the new system.
    it was plugged in and detected when i installed (to clean partitions).
    running dmesg after unplugging it and plugging it back in gives me...

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    [  221.646717] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd
    [  221.781323] scsi8 : usb-storage 1-3:1.0
    [  222.780073] scsi 8:0:0:0: Direct-Access     WD       Ext HDD 1021     2002 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
    [  222.781806] sd 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
    [  222.782560] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] 1953519616 512-byte logical blocks: (1.00 TB/931 GiB)
    [  222.784887] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
    [  222.786748] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Asking for cache data failed
    [  222.786755] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [  222.788921] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
    [  222.789793] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Asking for cache data failed
    [  222.789798] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [  222.801075]  sdb: sdb1
    [  222.803927] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
    [  222.804794] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Asking for cache data failed
    [  222.804801] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [  222.804807] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
    but nothing is mounted in /media and it doesn't appear if i issue a df.
    lsusb gives
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1058:1021 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Elements 2TB
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Card Reader/Writer
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1c4f:000e SiGma Micro Genius KB-120 Keyboard
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 046d:c052 Logitech, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    ever though it's a 1TB drive.
    could do with some suggestions if anyone has any ideas.
    cheers.
    Last edited by plasmafusion; June 21st, 2012 at 12:44 PM. Reason: extra lsusb info added
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