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    Whatever you do, plug out the device. Plug it back in, wait for ten seconds and type:
    Code:
    dmesg | tail
    Post output here

    While you're at it, post output of
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    And what version of Slack are you running? It looks a little 11ish to me from your previous posts. There's a lot of difference between 11 and 12 on this matter.
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    actually 10.1

    Code:
    root@krachun:~# dmesg tail
    0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:1d.7-7 address 4
    hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.7-7, assigned address 5
    WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
    USB Mass Storage device found at 5
    SCSI device sda: 990865 512-byte hdwr sectors (507 MB)
    sda: Write Protect is off
     sda: sda1
    usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:1d.7-7 address 5
    hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.7-7, assigned address 6
    WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
    USB Mass Storage device found at 6
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:1d.7-7 address 6
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    cdrom: open failed.
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
    hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.7-7, assigned address 7
    WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
    USB Mass Storage device found at 7
    usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:1d.7-7 address 7
    hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.7-7, assigned address 8
    WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
    USB Mass Storage device found at 8
    usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:1d.7-7 address 8
    hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.7-7, assigned address 9
    WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
    USB Mass Storage device found at 9
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
    sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
    Info fld=0xa00 (nonstd), Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00
    sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
    sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
     sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
     unable to read partition table
    Code:
    /dev/hdb1        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
    /dev/hdb2        /                reiserfs    defaults         1   1
    /dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       auto        noauto,owner,ro  0   0
    /dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
    /dev/sda1       /mnt/sda        auto            users,noauto,rw
    devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
    proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
    /dev/sda2       /mnt/mouse      auto    users,rwroot@krachun:~#
    Last edited by stinkoman; 01-12-2008 at 02:53 AM.
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    That is not a pretty collection of error messages. Did you take the disk out without unmounting it? The 2.4 kernel is more vulnerable to that.

    What is the output of:
    Code:
    cat /proc/scsi/scsi
    Code:
    cat /etc/mtab
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    root@krachun:~# cat /proc/scsi/scsi
    Attached devices:
    Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
    Vendor: ST332082 Model: 0A Rev: 0000
    Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    root@krachun:~# cat /etc/mtab
    /dev/hdb2 / reiserfs rw 0 0
    proc /proc proc rw 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
    root@krachun:~#
    and the ext hard drive doesnt realize its connected (usually a light lights up) and its not a flash drive just an ext HD
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