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Re: partitions missing on my external hard drive

Thank You for Your time and answer, arno:

>But I can't even operate on the disk with fdisk:
># fdisk /dev/sdb
>fdisk: unable to open /dev/sdb: No medium found
>Note that my data is only backup, so I don't care losing them when
>fixing my hard drive.

Then it's really looks like adapter (USB-SATA?) failure or electronics
on the HDD. Try to open it and connect to SATA/IDE controller of a PC
directly - fdisk or log messages should indicate that there is "sdb" at

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