So, I'm a brand new user to this OS. I'm trying to access my external Western Digital MyBook 320gb USB HD, but the automount feature isn't working. I've read and attempted several suggestions from users who have had similar problems, but their resolve doesn't work for me.
So, pertinent information.. UBuntu 12.10 vanilla in a 1.5 TB single OS system. This was a fresh boot, so there was no Windows/Mac OS present to argue with the system.
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sudo fdisk -l:
Disk /dev/sda: 1500.3 GB, 1500301910016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 182401 cylinders, total 2930277168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0007b941 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 2922149887 1461073920 83 Linux /dev/sda2 2922151934 2930276351 4062209 5 Extended /dev/sda5 2922151936 2930276351 4062208 82 Linux swap / Solaris Disk /dev/sdb: 251 MB, 251641856 bytes 8 heads, 60 sectors/track, 1023 cylinders, total 491488 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
My Nook is plugged in to the USB and it auto-mounted with no issues. That device lists fine, and is accessed without argument.
Going into my BIOS the boot priority options shows the internal drive, cd/dvd, and an external device (I'm assuming this is the WD) but, I can't "see" it from Dash, Terminal or MountManager. It's been a bit since I had this unit hooked into a PC, but if I'm not mistaken it's running an NTSF file system.
I do know the drive works, because I can plug it into my xbox and the video player can see the movies and photos that are in the drive (and yes, it will play them, so reading the disk is no problem either)
So, my question I suppose, is what terminal code, program, app... magic wand do I need to use to make Ubuntu see the drive and allow me to use it ? If you need any further information... just ask and tell me how to get it and I'll post it ASAP. Thanks !