View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu not detecting my external HD

April 8th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Hi there,

I just recently installed Ubuntu and everything works fine except it won't detect my external HD. It detects fine on every other (Windows) computer but won't show up at all on this one.

Anyone have any ideas?

April 8th, 2011, 07:54 PM
I just recently installed Ubuntu
Which version?

Have you run MS "check & repair disk" (I do not know what it is called, I don't use win) on the drive?

IIRC Linux will not mount it if windows has marked the drive as having a problem with an NTFS filesystem.

April 8th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Ubuntu 10.10 and I'm running chkdsk now. Does Linux not detect drives which have been marked like this at all?