LM18 doesn't recognize external hard drive :(

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MintDude2013
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LM18 doesn't recognize external hard drive :(

Postby MintDude2013 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:07 pm

Hi Forum:

I use LM18 with 3 external hard drives (in addition to 2 internal ones), two of which always get recognized/mounted when I start Linux. The third one, however, doesn't (although Win7 always recognizes it).

Googling for a solution didn't really find anything helpful. Except to open the Terminal and run 'sudo blkid', which showed all hard drives, internal and external, partitions, etc. just not the elusive 3rd external HDD :cry:.

Many thanks.

MintDude2013 aka John

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Re: LM18 doesn't recognize external hard drive :(

Postby catweazel » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:38 pm

Actually, that command has revealed the problem. The drive is not recognised.

First, if you haven't already done so, unplug all the other external drives and move the cable for the errant drive into a socket that was occupied by one of the two known working drives. Post back with the results.
If your problem is fixed, please mark your thread as [SOLVED] by editing the title of the first message in the thread.

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LM18 doesn't recognize external hard drive :(

Postby MintDude2013 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:29 am

Hi Catweazel:

Thanks for your feedback!

Well, I did exactly what you suggested. The 2 external HDDs, that Linux always recognizes, of course showed up in the "Explorer". The third one, though, once again did not :shock:.

What next?

Many thanks again.

MintDude2013 aka John

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Re: LM18 doesn't recognize external hard drive :(

Postby MintBean » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:38 am

Unplug all other external drives and try again.

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LM18 doesn't recognize external hard drive :(

Postby MintDude2013 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:49 am

Hi MintBean:

Thanks for your reply.

Well, that's exactly what I did. Before restarting LM18 I unplugged the 2 'working' drives, i.e. only plugged in the one that doesn't and in one of the USB ports where one of the working external HDDs had been plugged in.

Still, the same result: Linux doesn't recognize the 'darn' thing :shock:.

MintDude13/John


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