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Old 10-12-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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external hard drive issues - Will not mount, not recognized either.

My Linux Server will not recognize my new external hard-drive. It definitely works. Tried it on another system. I tried Mounting it manually and setting it to automatic mount and rebooting... Nothing. I'm fairly new to Linux. Someone please help!
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What OS do you have? What do you get in /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog when you plug in the drive?
Old 10-12-2011, 06:52 PM   #3
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What filesystem type(s) do you have on the drive, partition structure. What command did you use to try to mount it?
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If it's formatted NTFS, that might be the problem. Not all distros include NTFS drivers by default.

I know that Debian doesn't, because I had the same problem when I got an external USB drive. Rather than get the NTFS drivers, I just reformatted it ext3, since I expect never to plug it into a Windows machine.
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Thanks for responding. I found the info I needed elsewhere on this board. I was looking to erase this thread. However I was having trouble with that too. lol
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