I have just followed what was given to me in this question's answer, but in my, case, things are a little strange.
When I say
ls /dev/ | grep sd, I get the following screen:
After connecting my external USB HDD, I get this from the above command:
So clearly it picks up my external drive, since now it shows the extra
sdd1. But when I run
fdisk -l, it does not pick up
So clearly fdisk did not pick up my external drive. When I run
sudo mnt /dev/*sdd1* /mnt, as suggested in the referenced question above, it says
special device /dev/*sdd1* does not exist. (Note, also tried this with
/dev/sdd1 /mnt, and no luck)
Can anybody shed some light on what's going on with my external drive? It worked earlier today in Windows 10 and Ubuntu, but now for some strange reason it is working in neither Windows nor Ubuntu.
It is a Transcend 1TB external USB drive, and I am using Ubuntu 14.04
dmesg | tail, as suggested by Service Manager in the comment below, I get the following:
So this command's output shows my external drive with all its details, but I still cannot access/mount it.