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    montybanks NNTP User

    Default problems with Western Digital external HD

    Hi guys! I'm a new opensuse user and I got this problem. I plugged in an external HD (USB my book western digital 2t) and it worked fine for a couple of weeks. today I started opensuse and I could not find the hd anywhere. the folder /media is empty. I tried fdisk -l as SU and the disk seems to be there, but still no chance to get into it. any info or advice? Please help me!
    thank you all

  2. #2
    google01103 NNTP User

    Default Re: problems with Western Digital external HD

    montybanks wrote:

    >
    > Hi guys! I'm a new opensuse user and I got this

    problem. I plugged in
    > an external HD (USB my book western digital 2t)

    and it worked fine for
    > a couple of weeks. today I started opensuse and

    I could not find the
    > hd anywhere. the folder /media is empty. I

    tried fdisk -l as SU and
    > the disk seems to be there, but still no chance

    to get into it. any
    > info or advice? Please help me!
    > thank you all
    >
    >

    after plugging it in run (in konsole) run "dmesg|
    tail" to see the messages, I found that if amarok
    2.x was running my usb mp3 player wasn't able to
    sync and be mounted

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    openSuse 11.1, KDE4.x Factory, Opera weekly

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    Default Re: problems with Western Digital external HD

    If the drive is formatted in NTFS, it is possible a solution is to boot to MS-Windows, insert the drive, then unmount it properly and remove it. Then shutdown MS-Windows (ensure drive was unmounted properly and removed before shutting down MS-Windows) restarting to Linux. Plug your drive in once Linux has booted. Does that help ?

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    Default Re: problems with Western Digital external HD

    Have you tried to replace the usb cable?

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