Re: External hard drive with mounting problems
Jason Hsu wrote:
I have a 250 GB Seagate Expansion Portable Hard Drive that sometimes won't mount. I end up having to use TestDisk to recover my files from it, and then I have to reformat the drive. The drive works for a while, and then it becomes unmountable sometime later. I've had this happen with the drive formatted as NTFS (original) and ext2.
It could be a flaky power source, that can cause these problems too.
Doesn't matter if the drive is bus powered or external; if the power
supply is not good enough, then mounting can fail and the drive won't be
So, first make sure that the drive is visible -- if it isn't visible,
then it won't ever mount.
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