September 21st, 2011, 01:46 AM
For the purpose of being able to run Ubuntu on any computer, I have it installed on a partition of an external hard drive (and it frees up space on my teeny laptop hdd), which worked until today. The other partition of the external hard drive stores all my miscellaneous files, and it usually appears as an external hard drive device in Ubuntu which would open just fine and there's all my stuff. It still shows up as an external hard drive, but now when I go to open it, it never opens. In addition to that, it slows down opening the home folder, which, when it does open minutes later, is unresponsive. Any help would be wonderful!