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I cannot seem to ssh into my external Hard-drive on "/media" it used to show up there, but now it doesn't.

I have erased the Disk and verified it (on MAC OSX) and it still does not show.

I have executed the command "lsusb" and got the following:

001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bc2:3312 Seagate RSS LLC

This looks fine to me, as though it is picking it up, however, now showing the drive.

Does anyone know what could be the problem?


fdisk -l output:

Disk /dev/sda: 2000.4 GB, 2000398933504 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029167 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: 0x00000000
Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1  3907029166  1953514583   ee  GPT

blkid output:

/dev/mmcblk0p1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" UUID="3312-932F" TYPE="vfat" 
/dev/mmcblk0p2: UUID="b7b5ddff-ddb4-48dd-84d2-dd47bf00564a" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda1: LABEL="EFI" UUID="70D6-1701" TYPE="vfat" 
/dev/sda2: UUID="ae48face-7d6e-3ce9-9f8c-77d8a605d00a" LABEL="Untitled" TYPE="hfsplus" 
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What the file system you use? Please provide outputs from fdisk -l, blkid /dev/your-partition – dchirikov Jan 16 '13 at 14:16
@dchirikov Hello, I have updated my original post which displays the output of the above. Thanks for the reply. Hoping you can help – Phorce Jan 16 '13 at 14:21
Is output of fdisk -l full? I guess the lines of dmesg related to your HDD can help also. – dchirikov Jan 16 '13 at 14:57
@dchirikov I don't believe so.. "Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 3965 MB, 3965190144 bytes 4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 121008 cylinders, total 7744512 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: 0x00017b69" doesn't look full to me, but I might be blind – Phorce Jan 16 '13 at 15:05
Is the drive mounted? Have you tried mounting it? Post the content of /etc/fstab and /proc/mounts. – Gilles Jan 16 '13 at 23:14

I am pretty sure, you forgot to mount it.

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

should do that for you. In case you want to mount the second partition, be sure you installed hfsprogs and run

mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
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