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Can't read the external hard drive...

Postby babylonPast on Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:40 pm

I had a problem reading an external hard drive. It will show a warning box saying that the folder couldn't be found. Perhaps it has recently been deleted.

I can't really remember if I delete it, but if I do, how can I get it back? I have checked my trash and it does not have the folder because I usually emptied it without looking. It only create problem for this hard drive, other external hard drive is not giving me any problem. Any help would be appreciated.. >.<
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Re: Can't read the external hard drive...

Postby Husse on Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:23 am

You obviously read the drive as you get that error message
Please describe exactly what happens including the exact error message
This is to vague to go by
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Re: Can't read the external hard drive...

Postby babylonPast on Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:12 am

Well, from the sound of the external hard disk, it is trying to read the external, but when it is finally "read", there is a pop up message saying "the folder couldn't be found. Perhaps it has recently been deleted" and when you close the pop up message, you will not read the external hard drive anymore.
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Re: Can't read the external hard drive...

Postby Husse on Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:26 pm

And this is a USB disk?
I find this error message in conjunction with shares (samba)
Does it have a line in /etc/fstab ?
Look at /etc/mtab with the disk unconnected and then connected - see if you find any difference
If you know its designation (/dev/sdxx) you could try pmount /dev/sdxx - no sudo
I must say it's strange
It's like something is looking for a folder when you connect - have you disconnected without first unmounting at some time?
This can destroy the file system - I had that happen to a Creative Zen (managed to fix it with a bit of tweaking - I am a geek :))
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