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Old 04-04-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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USB HD No Longer Attached, UBUNTU 10.10 Still Trys To Mount

I had a USB HDD die. Even after unplugging UBUNTU still trys to mount it; and I need to SKIP it in order to boot. Any pointers as to where to start will be appreciated.
Old 04-04-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
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Aa little more information would be helpful. What operating system(s) do you have on the computer? What happens when you try to boot? Any error messages? What was on the USB HDD? other OS? just data?
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More on problem

The PC is dual boot 'Windows Vista' and 'Ubuntu 10.10' (both current with all updates).

Boot default is Vista. When I go with Vista all is well, it has apparently 'forgotten the drive'.

When I select Ubuntu it starts to load and the initial "UBUNTU" is shown. Below it
the error is displayed as:
The disk drive for /media/SimpleTech is not ready yet or not present.
Continus to wait; or press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery.

And I strike S and all goes well.

The drive contained onlt data, no OS.
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Have you run;
sudo update-grub
I would.

You might also want to make sure that any reference to that missing drive is gone from your /etc/fstab file;
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
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The problem is fixed. I did both but the "sudo gedit /etc/fstab" seemed to actually do the job.

Thank you for the pointer.


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