I have a Dell Optiplex 360 desktop PC that I have been running on WinXP. I have converted it over to a Bodhi Linux machine. (Bodhi is based on Ubuntu, but uses E17.)
I have two USB hard drives that I use for backups and playing music:
Western Digital MyBook WD2500i032
Western Digital Dual-Option Combo WD2500B011.
When plugged in, the first one is immediately recognized and automounted. However, I have not been able to get the second one recognized by Linux. When I plug it in (using the very same port), nothing happens.
If I do an fdisk, it does not show the USB drive.
If I do a dmesg, there is no new system message. Essentially, nothing has happened. The system has not noticed that the drive is plugged in.
If I remove the drive and plug it into a Win7 machine, it automounts immediately. So the drive is OK. BTW, it is formatted NTFS.
I do not know enough about Linux to guess whether this is a driver issue, or what other causes there might be. Can anyone suggest things I could try in order to diagnose/fix??
Thanks, in advance.