I mounted an Ext3 USB drive using
fstab. It works, but I have one issue. Sometimes when I turn on the system, the drive is not visible. I can not find it in
media or in the desktop.
It does not appear, even if I call
sudo fdisk -l. But if I unplug it, I get this alert:
Drive was removed without ejecting
If I uncomment the record from
fstab and reboot, it's still not visible. The
mount command does nothing. There is no
I turned it off, unplugged the drive, and tested it with my PC, and it worked. Then I plugged it back to the PI, and it was still not visible.
I tried the disk on a different USB3 port, but still nothing.
Then I plugged in an other USB drive, and then replaced it with my original drive, and finally it was visible again.
What could go wrong?
Note: Please do not close it as a duplicate. I've found the other similar questions, but those answers did not work, as I explained it in my question. My problem is different.