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  1. #11
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    Re: External Hard Drive problems

    Yes the file /dev/sdg does exist. Along with sdg1 and sdg2

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    Re: External Hard Drive problems

    Are there any other files that start with sdg, like sdg1, sdg2 or something like that??

    You could try to mount sdg to see if it works though:

    sudo mkdir /media/sdg
    sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdg /media/sdg
    ...

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    Re: External Hard Drive problems

    Quote Originally Posted by orlox View Post
    Are there any other files that start with sdg, like sdg1, sdg2 or something like that??

    You could try to mount sdg to see if it works though:

    sudo mkdir /media/sdg
    sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdg /media/sdg
    I tried that and I got an error of

    Code:
    Failed to access volume '/dev/sdg': No such file or directory
    Please type '/sbin/mount.ntfs-3g --help' for more information.
    I just tried to plug it in again now and dmesg isn't showing that it's even connected.

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    Re: External Hard Drive problems

    mmmm...

    Did you see if in /dev/ there were things like sdg1, sdg2, etc...

    Other thing you could try, is diskmounter:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Au...ountPartitions

    The last time I used it, it had some problems because (I think I remember wel...) the ntfs type was called ntfs-fuse instead of ntfs-3g. However, if the drive is connected and the computeer sees it, it should be able to put an entry into /etc/fstab that says what device corresponds to that drive...

    (The thing about dmesg throwing nothing is actually pretty weird...Wonder if a reboot could fix it...)
    ...

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    Re: External Hard Drive problems

    I reboot more than a normal person should, believe me.

    Now that I restared dev/sdg does not exist

    I'm sooo confused.

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    Re: External Hard Drive problems

    I'm having the same kind of trouble with an external Maxtor HD. When I plug it in, the 'active'-LED stays on. fdisk -l shows nothing and dmesg | tail -n 10 shows this:
    Code:
    $ dmesg | tail -n 10
    [ 7952.912190] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Sense Key : No Sense [current] 
    [ 7952.912204] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Add. Sense: No additional sense information
    [ 7953.834757] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Sense Key : No Sense [current] 
    [ 7953.834772] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Add. Sense: No additional sense information
    [ 7954.757325] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Sense Key : No Sense [current] 
    [ 7954.757339] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Add. Sense: No additional sense information
    [ 7955.920915] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Sense Key : No Sense [current] 
    [ 7955.920929] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Add. Sense: No additional sense information
    [ 7957.059625] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Sense Key : No Sense [current] 
    [ 7957.059640] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Add. Sense: No additional sense information
    I've mounted it in Windows, and made sure to "remove safely", so the NTFS journal should be ok also.

    It worked perfectly under Gutsy, but I've been unable to connect it, since I made a fresh Ibex install.

    From searching ubuntuforums.org, I've found lots of threads regarding this - but no answers .

    So if anyone has the brain to crack this one - plz help us.....
    P4 2.4GHz, 1 Gb RAM, nVidia FX5200, Jaunty

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