Hi. Nearly midnight.
I have spent the last 4 hours farting around with this desktop computer, the one I had installed Plex Media Server and sonaar and sabnzbd on. I added yet another hard drive to the machine, and ever since, the portable hard drives no longer mount. They contain most of the movies and tv shows that Plex indexed for me.
I threw up my hands about an hour ago and installed the latest version of Ubuntu, Gnome Edition. Wotta mistake that was. Made no difference, other than to make the user interface even homelier than it was with the Peppermint OS (Ubuntu lite) version that I was running.
The hard drive I added this evening was done with a shoe horn. There are now six drives in the machine. The one I added tonight was from an external hard drive whose power supply crapped out the other day, so I removed the drive from it, and added it to the desktop tonight. There being no bays left, I used a few pieces of velcro to hold the drive in place, on top of the drives that live in the drive bays. On top of that, I velcro'd a 40GB SSD at the bottom of the unit, and replaced the multi drive with another drive and used an empty slot (which would have been for something like another multi drive) for yet another drive. So, six drives, and they all mount beautifully.
The 3TB external drive is loading well, too, along with the other stand alone external hard drives. But the portable hard drives, which hang off two powered usb hubs, are not mounting any more. I am at my wit's end. I just know that it is nearly midnight, and once again, something that should take only a bit of time has taken the entire night. I even managed to mess up my Fibreop tv at one point. Whee.
If I get home early enough tomorrow night, I will throw myself into this process again. If that doesn't work, I will try something else, but I am not sure what.
Time for a few hours of sleep. See you tomorrow.