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Old 11-06-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy USB hard drive


Hello there

i got USB hard drive 80 Gig. the problem is when i connect my usb hard drive to Ubuntu it does not work and i have no idea why? Can you help me plzz
 
Old 11-06-2009, 06:48 PM   #2
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How long have you been running ubuntu? do other USB devices work?
Can you give the output of "fdisk -l" and maybe "lspci"?
do you know what filesystem the drive uses? does the hard drive work on any other computers?

what do you mean it doesn't work? Is ubuntu detecting it at all? what version of ubuntu are you running?

I suspect it is an issue where ubuntu recognizes the drive, but doesn't mount it. If you can find out what device number the system is giving the drive (ie hda7 or sda1) then we should be able to figure out a way to mount it. That's where we need to know what happens when you type "fdisk -l" into the command line.

Best of luck!
 
Old 11-09-2009, 07:04 AM   #3
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I just installed Ubuntu last month, am a new Linux user.
Yes, i got half gig usb and i does work.
I don't know how to do the output of "fdisk"and "lspci"
The error message is (Con not mount volume)Because NTFS is marked to be use.
i want to learn everything a bout Linux. Can you help me out please.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 08:13 AM   #4
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Hi,

So you want to learn everything about Linux. That's a lot to attempt. I suggest that you look at some of the links below;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Virtualiation- Top 10

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

As for the 'fdisk' & 'lspci'. Yo would be performing the commands from the CLI(Command Line) on a console. You can do a 'man fdisk' & 'man lspci' from the cli to get a better understanding.

BTW, it does sound like your filesystem is in use therefore mounted.

There's more links in my sig that may aid you.

 
Old 11-10-2009, 06:34 AM   #5
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Thanks alot Gary
i will try my best speed to catchup
thnks again
 
Old 11-10-2009, 08:22 AM   #6
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Hi,

Your Welcome!

You need to start some where. The 'Rute' is a good place.

 
Old 11-10-2009, 08:29 AM   #7
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Command...

Open a terminal, type "sudo" to get root privileges, then type the commands "fdisk -l" and lspci" Also look at the manual pages with the commands "man fdisk" and "man lspci" to understand what they do.
 
  


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