[ubuntu] Suspend hangs if external drive is mounted

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello, I've been having an issue with suspending when I have an external hard drive plugged into my USB port. This issue began when I upgraded to Karmic 9.10 a few months ago. If I try to suspend (or hibernate) and the drive is mounted, the screen will go black and I'll see a blinking cursor, and about a minute later a strange error message will pop up (if needed I can recreate the error and write it down) complaining about I/O blocks and maybe FAT something. Then I can sometimes sorta fix the problem by using alt-F1 or alt-F7 but my computer runs terribl (Hardware)