Okay I am totally lost on what to do with this Hardrive.
Could we please start over from scratch. I am currently running Open SUSE 11.0 on my laptop and bought a Seagate Free Agent extreme 1.5 TB drive to specifically create a backup image of my laptop and store extra data I have in several smaller HDs. When I plug this drive in it does not automatically show up at all, which is not the norm for the rest of my USB HDs. I have been able to find it though terminal with your help, but so far I have not been able to access it. I am still learning how to use terminal comands and it can be frustrating at times.
I hooked the Seagate drive up to my other laptop (running vista) and reformated the entire drive for NTFS. The drive works just fine with the vista box. Is there a way I can do this with my SUSE machine?
It is too late for me to return the drive to the store so I have to either make it work or get a different drive. Any suggestions?
What you should do you have Vista ok.Which windows do you have win2000 or winxp.If you have WinXP.
First turn on your ext.HD then go to WinXP.
Second did you use in Windows only for a short time with your USB HD?
Sorry that I am in and out on trying to fix my USB hardrive problem and I am more than thankfull for everyone that has tried to help me.
I went out and bought a new Iomega Prestige 1TB hard drive (not sure what to do with the old one from earlier in this post). At least I know I can take it back this time.
I also just finished with an upgrade from 11.0 to 11.1 and was hoping this would clear up any of my issues.
My computer sees my new hard drive but comes up with the following message
*$LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0, 1) Failed to mount ‘/dev/sdb1’: Operation not supported Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use. Choose one action: Choice 1: If you have Windows then disconnect the external devices by clicking on the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ icon in the Windows taskbar then shutdown Windows cleanly. Choice 2: If you don’t have Windows then you can use the ‘force’ option for your own responsibility. For example type on the command line: mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/Iomega HDD -o force Or add the option to the relevant row in the /etc/fstab file: /dev/sdb1 /media/Iomega HDD ntfs-3g force 0 0 *
I am not sure what I need to do in order to get this new drive up and running.