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linuxlover2 07-16-2011 10:29 PM

External Hard Drive Not Detected
I just installed sabayon gnome 6. Everything works great except that I have a WD Mybook external hard drive that isn't detected/recognized. When I plug it in, the preinstalled software, WD Smartware, is detected, but the drive itself isn't? Thanks for any help that you can give.

MS3FGX 07-17-2011 03:29 PM

Not sure what you mean about the software being detected, as Smartware is a Windows program and obviously won't do anything on Linux. What exactly happens when you plug it in? A window popping up with the WD software listed is probably the file manager showing the contents of the drive, which would mean it is working.

frankbell 07-17-2011 07:12 PM

I just looked at the specs for MyBook.

Am I correct in thinking that it is some kind of network device, rather than a USB, SATA, or SCSI device?

linuxlover2 07-17-2011 10:55 PM

What my drive is is just an external with ac adapter that connects to my laptop via usb cable. Sorry about my choice of words, I mean when I go to my file manager, Smartware is in the list under the places panel, but the drive itself isn't put there. When I was using Salix Xfce, both would be put on the places panel in the file manager. Here is my external hard drive:

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