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    Having trouble with USB 3 port

    I have a problem with a USB 3 port on a desktop running Debian Linux. The problem started when a system backup was attempted to a portable hard drive plugged into the USB 3 port. The backup operation had previously been done many times with no problems. This time the mount operation failed with...
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    light slowly flashing on external hard drive

    A new WD Elements portable hard drive has been plugged into a USB 3 port on a Linux desktop. The hard drive does not appear on an fdisk -l listing. The small light on the drive is slowly flashing. What is happening ? Why doesn't the drive appear in the fdisk listing ? Is the system trying to...