USB drive, once it worked, now it doesn't.

Chris Knowles chrisk at trilug.org
Fri Aug 31 15:08:25 UTC 2007


Sorry, should have mentioned...

The USB drive has an ext3 fs on it, and I have fsck'ed it.

Also, I have rebooted to no avail.

CJK

On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 15:54 +0100, James Tappin wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:00:02 -0400
> Chris Knowles <chrisk at trilug.org> wrote:
> 
> CK> Howdy.  
> CK> 
> CK> I've got a 250GB external USB drive.
> CK> 
> CK> Also, a brand new load of Ubuntu 7.04.
> CK> 
> CK> for the first couple of days, the external drive would show up when
> CK> I plugged the device in... (Icon appear on desktop as if by magic...
> CK> )  
> CK> 
> CK> then one day I accidentally removed the drive without ejecting it
> CK> nicely.
> CK> 
> CK> Ever since, when I plug in the USB drive, the system recognizes that
> CK> a new device has shown up, I can manually mount /dev/sdb1 and read
> CK> the data, but no automagic mounting.
> CK> 
> CK> I really would like the magic back.  
> 
> Occasionally the device manager gets confused/stopped by things like
> that. There is probably a service or sequence of services that can be
> restarted to fix it, but I've never been able to figure them out,
> however a reboot should get you back to normal (if not then you may have
> damaged the USB drive in some way).
> 
> James
> 
> 
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