[SOLVED] External Hard Drive Won't Mount on Karmic, Macbook 2,1 Again!
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External Hard Drive Won't Mount on Karmic, Macbook 2,1 Again!
Earlier this year I encountered a problem with my external hard drive; it would not mount automatically and I kept getting an error message. Last time I was able to fix it by typing in the terminal 'sudo fsck /dev/sdb2'. Once again it's not mounting automatically and I'm not even getting the error message. I can't format the drive because I have important data on it. The drive is 1TB Select USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive
Also, I plugged in the drive, typed the command "sudo fdisk -l" in the terminal, and received the following:
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
If you have access to a Windows computer will it mount under that? Or maybe from a different Linux distro? I had an issue similar to this and the only way I could fix it was to backup all the data on the drive and reformat it with a EXT file system. Most external harddrives comes with a FAT partition. The FAT partition just didn't want to play nice with my install of Ubuntu.