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USB Ext hard drive not recognised after update

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:00 pm
by jbh911
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and yesterday ran updates which included Linux 2.6.32-39-generic. Following the successful installations of the updates I removed the 3 older kernel versions to reduce the size of the Grub boot page.
I then went to image my HDD using Clonzilla, which has been a routine for some years, but my USB external HDD was not recognised. Many attempts were made but to no avail.
The only USB item I could get my PC to recognise is a 4GB imitation memory stick, but it's recognised as usb0 and with the HDD icon appearing on the screen and in the Places directory. There was also a Rubbish Bin appearing in Places after I'd accessed usb0 - with 2 items which exist on the POCKET memory stick!
When I attempted to unmount usb0, a popup screen asked: Do you want to empty the rubbish bin before you unmount? The response to both Yes & No was: Unable to unmount: /media/usb0 is not in the fstab (and you are not root ).
The usb 4Gb memory stick is known as POCKET and appears in Places as the usual memory stick icon and with POCKET as its name, but is not accessable.

What do I need to do to get my USB external HDD recognised by my PC?


PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:11 pm
by ajgreeny
Try reinstalling the previous kernel version -38, and choose that at grub menu, to see if it is a problem related to that -39 version.

I think I have read about other problems on some machines with the 2.6.32-39 version. I use a kernel version 2.6.35-32 from the "proposed" update repos on my 10.04, with no problems and certainly my external USB drive shows and I can backup my system to it. Perhaps worth trying that.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:37 pm
by Ram
I've had no issue with either -39 or current -40 on ubuntu 10.04 with usb ext hdd.

USB HDD not recognised!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:11 pm
by jbh911
Using various kernels didn't solve the problem.

is the some command line tricks that may solve this issue?

(SOLVED) USB HDD not recognised!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:03 pm
by jbh911
Problem sorted. How? By using the correct USB cable!


PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:48 pm
by lok1950
Don't feel to bad we all have Homer moments Doh!!

Enjoy the Choice:)