Originally Posted by jvonmitchell
Where do I find this usb_storage module. Chances are that it is loaded. I'm working on the same computer that messed it up in the first place.
I think I'm going to put it in a cpu as the only hard drive and run live cd, but I don't have sata cables right now. Of course that can be fix, but if there is a software approach that I could try between now and when I get the cables that would be awesome. So basically, where do I see this usb_storage module.
Do an "lsmod | grep usb" and see if it's there. If it's there, (as root), do a "dmesg -c", with the drive unplugged. Then plug it in, and type in "dmesg" again, and see what it comes up with. If it recognizes the drive, you should see the device name there somewhere (something like /dev/sdb1, etc.). You can try to mount it like that, with different options (check out the man page for the mount command).
Chances are, though, that since Windows can't see it either, the partition table is totally fried, and you'll have to reformat it.