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donaldt
April 15th, 2013, 11:59 PM
My back-up 250 gb external hard drive is no longer recognized by my Ubuntu 12.04 lts 32 bit system. I used it to back up my portable computer and then did a restore after a re-install of 12.04. All that worked well, but now the external drive does not show up on my ubuntu system.

Half the disc is backup and the other half is just storage. How do I go about finding out what is needed to restore it to useful disc space?

Any ideas will be welcome!

Thanks

donaldt

arpanaut
April 16th, 2013, 01:45 AM
What file system do you have on the disk?
Did you properly un-mount before removing from the system.
You may need to do a file system check to get it repaired.
The method will depend what type it is.