External USB drive, Linux machine, POST/mount woes!
November 21, 2009 11:11 AM Subscribe
Please hope me: my Linux machine cannot boot when my external drive is connected: it can't get past POST tests when USB legacy is enabled, but it also can't mount the drive when USB legacy is _not_ enabled. :(
posted by xmutex to computers & internet (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So if USB legacy is enabled and external drive is connected, the machine sits at pre-POST testing forever. It won't get past it. If USB legacy is turned off, it boots, but Linux (ubuntu 9) cannot mount the drive. So what I have to do is keep USB legacy off, and when the machine boots, unplug/replug the drive- then run mount manually.
This situation sucks cos the external drive is my backup. I don't want the machine to boot w/o it connected, and don't want to have to manually intervene.
Is this more an issue w/ the machine, or the drive? It's a Buffalo 1TB external USB drive - this dude
Any tips? Thanks!