I am having a strange issue with external hard drives/USB sticks/CD/SD card etc. in Oneiric 11.10. When I connect any storage device it seems that the device is recognised by the system (I get "Attached SCSI removable disk" in the syslog) but the device is not auto-mounted. Nor does it even show up in nautilus so that I can click to mount it.
I also noted that gparted shows my internal HD (/dev/sda) as unallocated although it has 5 partitions on it.
sudo fdisk -lu Shows all partitions as expected [although it says "omitting empty partition (5) for some reason"]
omitting empty partition (5) Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 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: 0xb8000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 187 426219519 213109666+ 5 Extended /dev/sda2 410023936 426217471 8096768 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda3 * 426220515 488375999 31077742+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda5 189 348337394 174168603 83 Linux /dev/sda6 * 348337458 410021887 30842215 83 Linux
Any ideas on how to troubleshoot further? Might there be an issue with an abstraction layer used by gparted and auto-mounting both?