[SOLVED] Kernel panic when attempting to plug in external hard disk

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[SOLVED] Kernel panic when attempting to plug in external hard disk

Post by suburbGira » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:38 pm

Somehow, I have managed to mess up my laptop and Seagate Expansion Drive 2TB so badly that my laptop kernel panics every time I plug in the drive (source: caps lock light). I have some stuff on there i don't want to lose like 5 virtual machines, including my Windows Server 2003 VM. (I have tried the drive in two Windows 10 laptops, one saw it as unmountable and the other ignored it). Oh and if it helps, I'm running Mint 18.1 'Serena' with kernel 4.4.0-21-generic on a Toshiba Satellite Pro A40 with a 2.8 GHz singlecore Intel Celeron and 1.2 GB of RAM. (And no swap because I really can't spare any space out of my 40GB hard disk, yes 40 forty). Can someone help? (I really wasn't sure whether to put this this Hardware or Mounting Partitions)
Last edited by suburbGira on Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
My computer
Toshiba Satellite Pro A40
Hard disk: 40GB
RAM: 1.2GB (upgraded from 256MB)
CPU: Single core unidentified (maybe from ~2003) Intel Celeron at 2.8 GHz
Mint: 18.1 'Serena'

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Re: Kernel panic when attempting to plug in external hard disk

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:57 pm

Since 2 other machines haven't read the drive the problem seems to be with the Seagate drive.
Seagate contact
https://blog.seagate.com/consumers/tips ... ive-fails/
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Re: Kernel panic when attempting to plug in external hard disk

Post by suburbGira » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:53 am

Thanks.
My computer
Toshiba Satellite Pro A40
Hard disk: 40GB
RAM: 1.2GB (upgraded from 256MB)
CPU: Single core unidentified (maybe from ~2003) Intel Celeron at 2.8 GHz
Mint: 18.1 'Serena'

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