I have a 1.0 TB external, USB hard drive that I want to re-purpose from win-dose. When I connect it, my file manager shows the file system label, but it is not mounted. If I try to force a mount, no joy.
I've run testdisk and I get a clean scan and viable partition table.
When I try to run gparted it scans forever without finding something satisfying to chew on.
Is there some black magic to working with external, USB-connected drives that is different from the same drive connected internally?
Oh, the existing partition is NTFS and win-dose won't read it either. I suppose the hardware could actually be dead, but then why did testdisk appear to work okay?
At a loss,
~~~ 8d;-/ Dan