ive read through quite a few posts on forums regarding ths problem, but none of them were exactly like my problem.
i have ubuntu 8.04 installed on my laptop and im very very new to linux (2 weeks old
) My pendrive(kingston 2gb) and portable hd are not detetcted at all. Though when i boot up with an option of 'noapic' appended, both are automounted. Also rather curiously, my usb mouse works like a charm when i boot normally as well. i really need help on this plz.