External Backup Disk Drive

Ramesh Rao rameshrao55 at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 28 05:30:51 UTC 2013

My work station (Sun Ultra 20 M2) has six USB 2.0 ports. I am plugging in USB 3.0 external drive (Seagate Backup Plus). I am pretty sure it is backward compatible. 

Incidentally, couple of hours back, I plugged in the same device on an identical machine (Sun Ultra 20 M2). Lo and behold, the drive was up and working in 5 minutes. I have saved the outputs from fdsik, lsusb, lsblk, tail /var/log/syslog etc

The ONLY difference is that the other machine is running kubuntu version 12.04. It certainly points to some issue with the one that I am using- kubuntu version 11.10.

I shall email copies of the command outputs tomorrow, Fri 28.


> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:44:08 +1000
> From: blchupin at iinet.net.au
> To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: External Backup Disk Drive
> On 28/06/13 03:23, Ramesh Rao wrote:
> > Basil, Steve,
> >
> > Basil, I have to learn bottom-posting. Can you give some hint? 
> > Google-ing found several hits with good amount of discussion, but no 
> > clue how exactly to go about it. I will do better in my next posting.
> >
> > Right now the answers to your questions are:/
> > I have done fdisk. The output is here.. *The external disk does  not 
> > show up*.
> [pruned]
> Tell me, the 2T external HDD uses USB3 but you are trying to plug it 
> into a USB1 port - right or wrong?
> BC
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