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

Chris Knowles chrisk at trilug.org
Fri Aug 31 15:35:50 UTC 2007


And more detail:

Plug the unit into a windows 2000 system, it's detected and usable.

plug the unit into another Ubuntu 7.04 system that can mount other USB
drives, no magic occurs.

CJK

On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 11:08 -0400, Chris Knowles wrote:
> 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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