External Hard drive problem

Karl Larsen 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
>>
>>     
> 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
> computer.
>
> 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


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