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Post subject: external drives not found  PostPosted: 29.04.2011, 12:50



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Hi all,

maybe since a du lately my external drives don't show up when connected. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot.

Greetings!


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Post subject: RE: external drives not found  PostPosted: 29.04.2011, 17:16



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You need to give more information... What are these drives? Flash drive, external HD, etc... (All of them?) USB, eSATA, etc...

You can try to see what dmesg gives right after you plug it in. If it is USB, check what lsusb says too. These might give you some hint...

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Post subject: RE: external drives not found  PostPosted: 29.04.2011, 18:41



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check if you have a directory named /run (not /var/run)
if so, delete it and reboot.

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Post subject: RE: external drives not found  PostPosted: 30.04.2011, 10:01



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Hi and thank you both for quick reaction.
Devil, I have no /run directory to delete.
lsusb shows my drive (external cd/dvd drive) all right. Problem is, some cd-roms mount and some do not, allthough they should (no visible scratches etc., quite newly burned). The drive is also relatively new, so I do not expect a hardware flaw. It works ok under Win XP anyway.
What should I grep with dmesg to post for diagnostics?

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