Cannot find USB hard disk

Hakan Koseoglu hakan.koseoglu at
Thu Apr 16 11:19:43 UTC 2009

Hi Dotan,

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 9:22 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> wrote:
> I am connecting an EXT3-formatted 40 GB known-good Western Digital
> hard disk to my Kubuntu 8.04 machine via USB-to-IDE adaptor. When I
> plug the drive in nothing related shows up in dmesg nor in fdisk:

Can you double-check if it is recognised? When plugged in, some
information should be written to the kernel message buffer.

Plug it in and then execute dmesg.

Finally, with lsusb, see if it's been detected as a USB device.

Hakan (m1fcj) -

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