Why SLES 10 SP1 system can't detect external HDD?

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
This is using Suse Linux Enterprise server 32 bit 10 SP1. Recently, I plug-in a USB-based external HDD, and to my surprise, this HDD is not detected. When I typed "mount", "fdisk -l", "df -h", "dmesg", not sight of this HDD is detected, why?

If automount is not possible, how about doing a manual mount?
Question by:Balack
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    Expert Comment

    Are you able to mount the same disk on other system? If yes then there could be possibality of faulty USB port or USB is disabled in BIOS.

    Have you tried to plug the USB cable in different port?

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    Accepted Solution

    Issue these command

    lshal | grep 'block.device'

    If you still don't find it, there is probably a driver issue.

    Author Closing Comment

    Use other way and successfully detect

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