Re: FreeAgent USB HDD (update)
Yesterday, I bought a 500GB Seagate FreeAgent (external) USB hard
drive. I plugged it in, downloaded the necessary ntfs-3g driver and
all was fine. Today I plug it in and my Lenny system can't find it at
all. There is nothing loaded on media and it seems that as far as my
system is concerned, it has ceased to exist.
How can I load this manually and how can I prevent this from happening
again? I am not even sure how to debug this, so any help on that score
would be useful too. It has something like 100GB of data on it from
yesterday which I am extremely loathe to lose.
Thanks for any assistance.
This is the next exciting instalment:
I rebooted and then once I went into the filesystem I saw that the
system recognised it, but did not automount it. This is something that I
have noticed in the last while - USB data sticks are not being
automounted the way they used to be (although, I cannot determine a
turning point in this). They used to trigger an icon to be placed on my
Gnome desktop once I inserted the stick but now I have to manually open
the filesystem and click on the USB drive to mount it. I have double
checked my prefs under Gnome for storage devices, and the option to
automount and auto-browse are selected, so I don't know what is going on
Anyway, crisis with the FreeAgent drive is over. Now I only have this
mild curiosity re: the automount/auto-browse issue. Anyone have some
light to shine on this?
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." - Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"