I have a passport device that I plugged in using firewire that I use to house old , unused files so that my Mac computer would process more freely. After I connect it the drive is read, I then move files over with no problem. So that works done! Because I dont see where I can force a password when opening the Passport device (and I have some important files on it) I decided to unmount it. Once I unmount it I no longer see the drive. To see the drive again, do I have to unplug the firewire and replug it in or is there another way without me having to do that tedious task again and again?
How exactly are you unmounting it? I ask this b/c if you're unmounting the drive by clicking the little arrow next to its name in your file manager, this actually is ejecting it.
(Alot of people get confused b/w the
The simple solution is to stop using that little arrow in your file manager. Instead right click on the drive name & choose the 'Unmount' option. However if you do accidentally eject it, heres a work around to stop having to reinsert the media again.
Open up the terminal & type
Then its a case of doing
Try "Disks" application in Ubuntu for mount again without reconnecting.
Click on the play/stop button for mount/unmount the drive.