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[other] external disk wont mount neither by force

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, My external WD 500GB wont mount. on neither my systems windows XP, Ubuntu Hardy or Jaunty but it mounts at my work on windows XP. The disk is ntfs formated, one partition. Please the following commands output. The first command blocks when analysing the sdb device (witch is my external disk) Code: fausto@desk:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0001024d   Device Boot      Start        End      Blocks  Id  System /dev/sda1  *          1        6498    52195153+  7  HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2            6499      19457  104093167+  f  W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda5            6499      16971    84124341    7  HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda6          16972      17014      345366  82  Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda7          17015      19457    19623366  83  Linux ^C fausto@desk:~$ ls -l /dev/sd* brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8,  0 2009-12-10 19:25 /dev/sda brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8,  1 2009-12-10 19:25 /dev/sda1 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8,  2 2009-12-10 19:25 /dev/sda2 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8,  5 2009-12-10 19:25 /dev/sda5 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8,  6 2009-12-10 19:25 /dev/sda6 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8,  7 2009-12-10 19:25 /dev/sda7 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 16 2009-12-10 21:09 /dev/sdb fausto@desk:~$ Any help would be appreciated since I have no idea whats happening... thanks :) (Hardware)