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I have a usb drive I use for work data. I did everything right with the windows machine it was attached to clicked the safe removal method before taking it out. But, now it's not recognized in windows machines at all. One time on plugging it in, I received an error message that mentioned that it was in "safe removal mode" and couldn't be loaded. Huh?
Anyways, when I plut it in on my linux machine I can see the drive using fdisk. Disk /dev/sdb: 8103 MB, 8103395328 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 985 cylinders, total 15826944 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/sdb1 * 2048 15826943 7912448 b W95 FAT32
But it doesn't appear to mount. It doesn't show up in file manager. And if I try to create a directory and mount it....it gets hung up. What is going on with this thing? There's some data I'd like to get back off of it if possible. But I think at this point the thing's bricked.submitted by /u/BiologyJ
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I'm pretty new to Linux. Started about 6 months ago. At first I was enthralled with all the minutiae of Ubuntu. I reveled in the power that was awarded to me. Want to install 6 packages at once? GOFERIT. Want to completely change the UX/UI? DONE.
But now, 6 months later, its totally normal, even maybe a bit boring. Its just a way for me to get work done, just like Windows or OSX or Android. A portal to the internet. When I first started Linux, all my non-technology friends would shudder and their eyes would glaze over when I even mentioned Linux. They all thought that it was only for television hackers and scientists.... If they even knew what it was. And as a person with a non-tech job, I thought that it would be a fun challenge. Its not challenging or difficult, its just like Windows and OSX.
I can't believe how normal and second nature it has become, and now when I am forced to use Windows, I find the whole ordeal distasteful. After using Ubuntu, and getting used to that, I can definitely feel Microsoft breathing down my throat a bit when I use Windows. Worse then that, my computer is this 12 year old Lenovo disaster where the case is literally falling apart, so I can hardly even turn on Windows anymore because it takes 20 minutes to boot with all the updates.
I think us normal people can get behind Linux once were properly introduced to it, but I can definitely see why its tough to get people to step out of their comfort level.
You can lead a horse to water, and all that jazz.submitted by /u/YourBrainOnJazz
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