I've just bough a FreeAgent external usb drive and when I first plugged it in (with my system running) it automounted nicely and worked great. However, I wanted to make an ext3 partition on it, which I did, but then when I plugged it into my system, it wouldn't automount! I could mount it fine with pmount though.
However, when I reboot, it mounts it fine, it just doesn't automount when I 'hot plug' it!
Also, all of a sudden, my Linux laptop is able to write to an NTFS drive with no problems (that's the reason I made the ext3 partition, the drive is meant for transfering files from my laptop to my desktop which has XP on it!), I'm glad of this, just be nice to know why it works all of a sudden!
Thanks in advance for any help!