Problems mounting WD My Book WE 1TB
Newbie here. I have googled for days and can't seem to find the answer to my problem. Here is the background. I was running Windows Vista on my desktop at home until I got fed up and decided to go with linux again. I have a dual boot with Vista and Ubuntu Karmic.
I have a Western Digital My Book World Edition, 1TB, network hard drive. About a month ago, the thing wouldn't turn on. I was kind of annoyed at the whole mionet thing and network drive anyway. So, assuming that my power supply was bad, I ordered a new enclosure that would interface via usb instead of ethernet. I didn't do much research prior to ordering the enclosure to simply fix my problem, I guess I was being naive and thought I could just plug it in and bam, I would have a new usb external hard drive. After that didn't work I got worried. But when I am running vista, and I plug the drive in, it recognizes that a usb mass storage device has been plugged in but it doesn't show up in my computer. I can view the device in Computer Management-->Drive Management.
I have gone through a bunch of hoops trying to mount it on ubuntu. I was sort of able to mount it but I still can't access the data. The reason I say sort of is because when I click on the drive from Places, it says "Unable to scan Device for media changes. Device is not active." The data is all I am concerned about, however, I would like to be able to use this relatively new drive. When I use the Disk Utility, it shows my drive set up as a RAID array with this information:
Linux Software RAID
Home Host: -
Array Size: -
Components: 0 Components (3.0 GB each)
State: Not running, not enough components to start
RAID Component State
3.0 GB RAID Component (/dev/sde1) -
107 MB RAID Component (/dev/sde2) -
1.0 GB RAID Component (/dev/sd3) -
996 GB RAID Component (/dev/sd4) -
I guess my questions are, am I able to convert this network drive to a usb? And, if so, how do I get this thing to mount properly? If not, should I just get my data with some sort of data recovery software?
please help. thanks in advance.
FIXED: I had some updates that needed a restart and when I restarted, partitions mounted successfully. I tried so many things I don't even know if I can pinpoint the exact solution. I'm sure the line I added in my fstab took care of it.
/dev/sde4 /media/mybook2 usbfs guest, 0 0
Last edited by rosatimr; December 10th, 2009 at 07:10 PM.