External Hard drive problem
k5di at zianet.com
Mon May 5 20:30:01 UTC 2008
John K Masters wrote:
> On 13:20 Mon 05 May , Karl Larsen wrote:
>> Hard to tell what happened to your hard drive. Assume the drive is
>> fine but the format is ruined. Do this:
>> 1. Plug in the external hard drive and find out what it's address is on
>> your computer. On mine it is /media/drive/, but may be anything on
>> yours. When you get the proper address write it down.
>> 2. Now you need to dis-mount the external and that is done by right
>> clicking the image on the desktop.
>> 3. Now do this in a terminal:
>> $ sudo mkfs.ext3 /media/drive
>> It will complete and should say it was successful.
>> Now you can use it again.
>> If the HD is broken get a new one and do 1.,2.,3. on it.
> Karl, if you wish to help please read the previous postings. We have
> already established that the drive cannot be read when connected to the
> Regards, John
Hi John if the format is blown on the Hard Drive you can't mount it
either but the HD can be fine.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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