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Hi Guys,

I run Ubuntu 10.04 on Oracle VirtualBox.

I'm trying to mount an external USB drive.
This drive contains a 3rd party (linux based) application, that requires specific software to view on Windows (The CD has been lost and we can't get another from the vendor).

I've configured VirtualBox to recognise the USB device.

When I run lsusb I get the following in /var/log/messages

Nov  9 07:40:31 ubuntu-server kernel: [  657.040304] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 22
Nov  9 07:40:32 ubuntu-server kernel: [  657.640425] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 23
Nov  9 07:40:32 ubuntu-server kernel: [  658.232294] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 24
Nov  9 07:40:33 ubuntu-server kernel: [  658.576247] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 25
Nov  9 07:41:59 ubuntu-server kernel: [  744.600510] __ratelimit: 6 callbacks suppressed
Nov  9 07:41:59 ubuntu-server kernel: [  744.601990] atkbd.c: Spurious NAK on isa0060/serio0. Some program might be trying access hardware directly.


But the drive isn't picked up:

root@ubuntu-server:~# df -kh
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1              29G  3.7G   24G  14% /
none                  750M  236K  750M   1% /dev
none                  754M  100K  754M   1% /dev/shm
none                  754M  132K  754M   1% /var/run
none                  754M     0  754M   0% /var/lock
none                  754M     0  754M   0% /lib/init/rw
root@ubuntu-server:~#

Is there a way to scan for new hardware (like kudzu or anaconda) in Ubuntu?

Thank you
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The drive will not be mounted automatically, try fdisk /dev/sdb if not working, try /dev/sdc, etc. You should get information about the drive. Use [p] key to get information about the drive. As soon as you found the desired drive try to mount it manually mount /yourpoint /dev/sd[x]1. Don't forget to create a /yourpoint directory or use one already existing.
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Under /dev/ there is only sda (no other sd* or hd* files).
Even when I power cycle the external harddrive, it only generates an entry in /var/log/messages
Oracle VirtualBox picks it up under: USB Device Filters.

Ubuntu auto-mounts my other USB drives... just this one that's not picked up.
I realise it could be an error with the drive/enclosure.

Is there a tool/cmd/script to scan for new hardware ?
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Although the suggestion didn't work in this case, it's still relevant when mounting external USB storage.
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