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#1 2012-07-17 10:44:42

loopykhid
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HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

this particular HDD of mine isn't mounting anymore....but others are...and when i plug it and run the "lsusb" command it doesn't show up but if i run "tail -f /var/log/syslog" it would show that it is recognized....
[Pls any help would be appreciated]

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#2 2012-07-17 10:55:06

fortyseven
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

Perhaps installing and running disk-manager would help?


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#3 2012-07-17 11:13:48

loopykhid
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

fortyseven wrote:

Perhaps installing and running disk-manager would help?

pls how do i go about this?

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#4 2012-07-17 11:15:29

mariannemarlow
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

sudo apt-get install disk-manager

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#5 2012-07-17 11:28:01

fortyseven
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

Install just like marianne said and run it from the terminal with root privileges.


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#6 2012-07-17 11:36:55

loopykhid
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

mariannemarlow wrote:
sudo apt-get install disk-manager

it cant find the package

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#7 2012-07-17 11:43:43

mariannemarlow
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

Probably something to do with repos. I am sure someone will be along to help shortly...

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#8 2012-07-17 11:44:23

pidsley
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

loopykhid wrote:
mariannemarlow wrote:
sudo apt-get install disk-manager

it cant find the package

Please post exactly what you typed and exactly what error you received. Also try the following commands and post any output you receive:

uname -r
apt-cache policy disk-manager

Last edited by pidsley (2012-07-17 11:45:08)

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#9 2012-07-17 14:17:03

loopykhid
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

pidsley wrote:
loopykhid wrote:
mariannemarlow wrote:
sudo apt-get install disk-manager

it cant find the package

Please post exactly what you typed and exactly what error you received. Also try the following commands and post any output you receive:

uname -r
apt-cache policy disk-manager

root@bt:/# apt-cache policy disk-manager
W: Unable to locate package disk-manager
root@bt:/# uname -r
3.2.6

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#10 2012-07-17 14:26:03

pidsley
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

OK that's weird. According to packages.debian.org, disk-manager is in all the branches except sid, and where did you get that kernel? You posted in the stable forum, but you're not telling us everything...

Please post the output of this command:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

and please tell me when was the last time you did apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade?

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#11 2012-07-17 14:57:01

loopykhid
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

pidsley wrote:

OK that's weird. According to packages.debian.org, disk-manager is in all the branches except sid, and where did you get that kernel? You posted in the stable forum, but you're not telling us everything...

Please post the output of this command:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

and please tell me when was the last time you did apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade?


oh am so sorry....i just got d iso image of BT5 RT2 so av never done "apt-get update" buh am already on it....thanks...wen i do i'll run d command again and copy its output here

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#12 2012-07-17 15:03:05

pidsley
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

That doesn't really help me understand what's going on -- I have no idea what "BT5 RT2" is. You're still not telling us everything.

(edit) Ixquick seems to indicate that BT5 RT2 is "Backtrack 5, RT2" -- I'm probably not going to be able to help you with that. There may be people here who can, but you might get better help in the Backtrack forum: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/forum.php

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#13 2012-07-18 05:57:52

fortyseven
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

facepalm.jpg


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#14 2012-07-18 07:37:25

mariannemarlow
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Re: HELP! My external HDD isnt mounting atall!

Jean-Luc has a migraine. You had better massage his temples!


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