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Old 11-20-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
BenjaminStarr
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Mounting HD with Ubuntu 7.10 as slave in external enclosure


Hi,

I have an older Western Digital HD with Ubuntu 7.10 (I think that's the distro) installed on it. Has a bunch of files I want off but my current desktop isn't IDE. I put the old HD in a USB enclosure and switched it to slave but as of yet am not getting it to mount either on my current Ubuntu 9.10 system or on a Winblows Vista system. They both see the usb but don't mount it.

I ran:
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tail -f /var/log/messages
Which gave me:
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Nov 20 11:46:22 desktop kernel: [ 4111.724039] usb 2-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 35
Nov 20 11:46:22 desktop kernel: [ 4111.857042] usb 2-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Nov 20 11:46:22 desktop kernel: [ 4111.860564] scsi37 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
But no mount point... does this have something with my system trying to use "SCSI emulation"?

Any ideas? I'm going to drink a glass of wine... maybe that will help
Thanks a bunch!
 
Old 11-20-2009, 04:07 PM   #2
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Have you tried putting it on cable select instead? Also, what make/model usb enclosure is it?
 
Old 11-20-2009, 04:33 PM   #3
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cable select

Thanks for the quick reply!

Did try it on cable select with the same results, after that I changed it to slave hoping it would make a difference. The enclosure is a NexxTech 3.5 IDE, which after a little research seems to get bad reviews haha...

Ben
 
Old 11-20-2009, 05:01 PM   #4
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Do you have another IDE machine that you could boot a LiveCD and transfer the files over ethernet?
 
Old 11-20-2009, 05:16 PM   #5
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IDE machine

Don't have an IDE machine, at least not a new enough one to boot this distro of Ubuntu. That's why I'm trying to go this route.
My other option is to call up a computer shop that has an IDE machine and have them boot the HD from that, then simply drop the files over to my other USB HD. Might be the way I have to go but was hoping there was a simpler/cheaper solution.
Thanks again for the help
 
Old 11-20-2009, 05:25 PM   #6
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Don't boot the hard disk on the IDE machine. Just plug it in and boot from a LiveCD. Then set it up on the LAN and transfer the files that way.
 
  


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