LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-29-2006, 05:22 AM   #1
fakie_flip
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: san antonio, texas
Distribution: Fedora 64 bit RAID0 + LUKS, CentOS (server), Backtrack, Gentoo Hardened
Posts: 1,441

Rep: Reputation: 81
ubuntu partitioning tool does not see external usb hard drive when installing ubuntu


My friend's usb hard is not showing up in the Ubuntu installer when I get to the part with the partitioner. If I do "sudo fdisk -l" the hard drive does not show, but "lsusb" does show it. How can I use the external usb hard drive? I will find out what the model number and who makes it is soon, but I won't know for a few days.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 01:27 AM   #2
syg00
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Lots ...
Posts: 12,499

Rep: Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077Reputation: 1077
What does "cat /proc/partitions" give ???.
My Dapper system shows the usbkey I just inserted in "fdisk -l", but of course that is a full system, not the installer.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 01:44 AM   #3
AwesomeMachine
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: USA and Italy
Distribution: Debian jessie/sid; OpenSuSE; Fedora
Posts: 1,593

Rep: Reputation: 162Reputation: 162
to enable modules from the boot prompt:

Install module.name_enabled=1

I don't know exactly which module you need for the USB HDD, but find out and load it at boot.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need some help partitioning a large (250GB) usb external hard drive vees Linux - Hardware 2 07-04-2006 05:14 AM
Partitioning hard drive and installing Ubuntu? Taae Linux - Newbie 6 02-22-2006 05:37 PM
External Hard drive + ubuntu yayd Linux - Newbie 9 01-15-2006 09:30 AM
I can't get ubuntu to work with my external hard drive! Kingrames Ubuntu 7 11-14-2005 11:35 PM
USB Hard drive in Ubuntu NeoChaosX Linux - Hardware 1 06-26-2005 12:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration