I just used ubuntu's Disk Utility to format a multi partitioned hard drive.

The "format" seemed to go "well" ... except I didn't see any lights flashing to indicate any disk activity. Nonetheless I seemed to have ended up with an empty disk.

HOWEVER, it will NOT mount with ubuntu.

The log stops at "Attached SCSI disk".

I seemed to read that such not-mounting problems are not uncommon and the best (easiest?) way to fix 'em is by mounting the drive on a microsoft machine and doing chkdsk. Fair enough. A Windows machine (MS7 if it matters) gave a friendly beep when the HD was plugged in and, in a pop up, told me that the "new hardware" had been installed ... but it is nowhere to be found.

Anyone know how I can get over this? I'd like my drive back.