I recently tried to install lubuntu on an external hard drive and it had an error(just my luck).
I thought everything was fine, so I went to gparted to reset the partitions for use with Windows. It showed 3 devices even though all there physically is was 1 device. So I rebooted and now it wouldn't show up what so ever (this is a 1TB drive so I was kinda mad).
It wasn't recognized in Windows so I googled around for a solution, and came to the Ubuntu rescue remix. I read that I should do the command
sudo lshw -C disk -short and this gave me a table and to my surprise there is no /dev/sda or whatever letter -- it's blank.
It does read that the drive is there and it has a "H/W path"(whatever that is) ; this path is "/0/a/0.0.0". Long story short, my drive is useless in now -- I'm a bit of a noob and don't know what to do from here. Is there a way to get my drive back in a usable state?
If this helps any (
sudo lshw) :
*-disk UNCLAIMED description: SCSI Disk product: My Passport 0730 vendor: WD physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0 version: 1015 serial: WX51A41X4251 configuration: ansiversion=6