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Old 02-22-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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mounting external hard drive through usb


I have an external hard drive that I'm having trouble mounting. When I ls /dev/disk/by-*, I don't see any device that could be the drive. Any suggestions?
 
Old 02-22-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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If you plug in the device, does your syslog show anything related to USB?
 
Old 02-23-2008, 08:04 PM   #3
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where's the syslog on a debian box?
 
Old 02-24-2008, 09:12 AM   #4
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Hi,

Should be '/var/log/'.
 
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ok, my syslog doesn't seem to have any message relating to usb
 
Old 02-25-2008, 07:28 PM   #6
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Can you by any chance boot a Live CD and generate output with that? Try posting as much brand, type and HW specs nfo as you can. Is it bus-powered or does it have its own adapter? Is it by any chance usable in ahhh, some other OS?
 
Old 02-26-2008, 12:10 AM   #7
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when the drive is plugged in, what does the lsusb command give?
 
  


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