Can't detect an external 500GB HDD

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Thu Sep 17 23:53:51 UTC 2009

Vladimir wrote:
> Hi,
> Got new an external hard disk drive with USB and eSATA ports.
> When I plug it in lsusb doesn't detect this new device.
> I have two boxes Kubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.27 and Fedora 11, 2.6.30 I think; 
> none can see this device.
> On another machine running WinXP the device properly recognized means not 
> faulty.
> Any help would appreciate.
> Thanks,
> Vlad
 open a konsole session, and plug the HDD. 10 seconds after you plug it,
type in konsole:

dmesg | tail

and tell me what the output of the command is. thanks.

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computer & Billy Net
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