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Can't see new HDD
« on: July 10, 2015, 08:21:31 PM »
 

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I'm sure this is simple but I can't figure it out.  My case has 5 HDDs and an SSD.  The SSD is for the OS only and the HDDs are for misc storage.  I just added a new 2TB HDD in an external enclosure connected via USB.  Using the sudo fdisk -l command, I can see the new HDD (assuming my math is right and 2000GB is 2TB) but it doesn't show on either the tree (in the Home Folder) nor as an icon on my desktop (where the rest show).

Here's what it shows in the terminal for this HDD:
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Disk /dev/sdf: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 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

Disk /dev/sdf doesn't contain a valid partition table

Not sure where to go with this.  Someone please explain this to me like I'm a 6 year old.  :)

Thanks, guys.
Last Edit: February 11, 2016, 11:23:04 PM by Jerry
 


Re: Can't see new HDD
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 09:43:17 PM »
 

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The easiest way to deal with new drives is to install Disks.

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sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
 

Re: Can't see new HDD
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 09:51:13 PM »
 

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Thank you very much, Jerry!  Formatted and partitioned and now I see it.  WooHoo!
 

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2015, 10:07:19 PM »
 

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