USB External Hard Disk access blocked

Donn donn.ingle at
Thu Apr 26 06:50:13 UTC 2007

> > after upgrading to Feisty Fawn, I can no longer access my external USB
> > Packard-Bell Store&Save 200 Gb hard disk.
Open two konsoles. (Or one with 2 tabs)
In the first type:
sudo tail -f /var/log/messages
Use the other for:
To see what's going on. (Do it before and after you plug in the drive)

Unplug ALL other USB stuff (that you can).


Plug in your drive, switch it on.

Watch the messages in konsole 1.
In konsole 2, try:

The idea is to gather info about what/where Feisty *thinks* your drive is.

Maybe that will help.


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