View Full Version : [ubuntu] USB drives not listed in fdisk and unable to mount

March 13th, 2010, 02:01 AM
New server ubuntu 9.10 install with Samba set up. Drives were mounted before Samba, but after samba was set up and I can see the server on a windows network, I can not get the usb external drives to mount or be seen at all. I also added ubuntu desktop.
I used this link to set up the server and samba.

The external drive is a box of 4 drives formatted as ntfs, worked fine before I set up Samba. I am assuming when I edited the fstab toward the end I did something, just not sure what. The drives are (or were showing up as) /dev/sdb1, sdc1, sdd1, and sde1. I tried to follow the wiki on how to maybe set up automounting and thats when I found they werent even showing up in fdisk.