Kubuntu 8.10 does not recognise external HD with NTFS and FAT32 partitions.

Ulrich Grün ulrich.gruen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 22:26:27 UTC 2009

Am Donnerstag, 29. Januar 2009 20:43:53 schrieb Bas Roufs:

> There is only one device here with an NTFS file system: the external
> HD I am talking about. This implies that 'Mount Manager' can identify
> it. But the 'mount point' is 'unknown'. Is there a way to manually
> establish some 'mount point' without damaging the data on the ext. HD?
> If not, is there a way to make it accessible again by formatting it,
> after making a data backup via the Windows partition? Is there any
> other clue to solve the problem?
> Thx. for your feedback.
> Bas.

Namastè, Bas,

you could look into /var/log/syslog (and ../messages and ../dmesg) after plugging the 
disk into USB to see if there are any messages regarding the external HD. They could 
probably give you (and us) a clue what's wrong.

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