Mounting my EHD, editing Fstab

NoOp glgxg at
Sun Apr 20 21:32:56 UTC 2008

On 04/20/2008 05:02 AM, Tony Corbett wrote:

>> Subject: RE: Mounting my EHD, editing Fstab
>> From: mario.vukelic at
>> To: ubuntu-users at
>> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 08:41:46 +0200
>> On Sun, 2008-04-20 at 11:32 +1000, Tony Corbett wrote:
>> > i've had this maxtor ehd working fine on this pc with windows 
>> > i also downloaded the seagate software and had it working on the
>> > laptop at work
>> > with windows
>> OK
>> > my 250 MB usb storage key works fine with ubuntu in all ports 
>> OK
>> > someone suggested i get a windows pc and run scan / defrag
>> That can't hurt. One other thing just came to my mind, though. I
>> remember to have had unspecific I/O errors like this, too. This was when
>> I placed my external HD and other gear on a chest and ran a long cable
>> to my laptop, via a cheap USB hub.
>> It turned out that the combination of long cheap cable (a bit more than
>> the 5 meters that the USB spec allows) and cheap hub was a no-no.
>> Changing to higher-quality stuff fixed it.
>> You might want to check cable length and quality, etc. (When the Maxtor
>> worked in Windows, did you use the same cable and hub setup?)

> nuh, the ehd cable is about 0.5 m at most

And have you tried it in each USB connector? Some devices get too much
noise on the front USB ports, but work just fine on the back ports.

Also, you might find that the device is autosuspending or immediately
going into sleep mode. Long read, but you might find something in there
that applies:

You also might find this of some interest:

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