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I'm trying to use a USB to SATA hard drive enclosure on 10.10. It shows up in the file manager, but I cannot open it or anything else. Is there a driver I need or some other configuration I must do to see it work?

Its a Rosewill external enclosure if that matters at all.

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Why cant you open it? What happens when you try to open it? – Anonymous Oct 25 '11 at 17:40
Does it show up in 'lsusb', 'mount' and 'df -h' ? – Anonymous Oct 25 '11 at 17:43
"SPIF301 USB2SATA Bridge" is what it shows up as. I double click on it, and absolutely nothing happens. It shows up under the file browser, but its won't mount, and GParted has no idea it exists. – Daniel Oct 25 '11 at 20:10
df -h shows this: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 228G 7.7G 209G 4% / none 997M 664K 996M 1% /dev none 1006M 356K 1005M 1% /dev/shm none 1006M 348K 1005M 1% /var/run none 1006M 0 1006M 0% /var/lock – Daniel Oct 25 '11 at 20:45

I mounted my external by making sure that the drive was partitioned in windows.. seems it needs a dos mount point..then linux would look at the drive and allow partitioning and formatting. Works great.

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