First post here…
I know that WD does not formally support the Linux OS, but please bear with me and read on!
I have a My Passport Ultra 1TB drive, and this works as expected in Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo G505s laptop. When I “Restart” the laptop and boot into Ubuntu Linux 14.10 the drive shows up in the file manager, I can read or write to it and I can “Safely remove” it and plug it in again at will - just what I wanted, I thought.
Now it gets interesting. If I power down the laptop, unplug the My Passport and reboot into Ubuntu, when I plug the drive back it, the light flashes a few times then the drive starts beeping; it does not apper in tthe file manager but if I list the usb devices atached to the laptop (with the lsusb command) it appears.
I also have a desktop PC running several linux Distributions, and the My Passport drive is correctly mounted by them.
Any thoughts on what is going on?
Thanks in advance.