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My laptop died and I'm sending it back for a new one, unfortunately I was not able to backup my important stuff before its death (out of stupidity, I tested ...
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- 01-04-2007 #1
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- Jul 2006
External sata drive problem.
My laptop died and I'm sending it back for a new one, unfortunately I was not able to backup my important stuff before its death (out of stupidity, I tested both memory and the hard drive, both had no problems so I kept using it even after its random freezes until I could no longer boot; kept putting off my needed small backup).
I have a sata-to-usb connecty-thing from bytecc and dmesg says:
scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices usb-storage: device found at 4 usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning Vendor: Model: Rev: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02 sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0 usb-storage: device scan complete
How do I go about accessing this thing?
Edit: Just tried "fdisk /dev/sda"--said "Unable to read /dev/sda".
"fdisk -l /dev/sda" has no output.
Solved: It was a user error, embarrassingly enough I hadn't plugged in both ends of the power cord.