WD MyBook not showing

I have a 2TB WD My Book that is formatted to exFAT. When I plug it in, it picks up WD Smartware disk that comes preinstalled on the drive, but won’t pick up the actual drive that has my movies located in them. I’ve run sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse expat-utils at it says every thing is up to date. When I run fdisk -l it shows that the drive is mounted. I’m at a lost as to what to do. This is what it says.

Device         Boot  Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/mmcblk0p1        2048   499711   497664  243M  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/mmcblk0p2      501760 62570495 62068736 29.6G 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sda: 1.8 TiB, 1999696297984 bytes, 3905656832 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Provide grab-logs -J


While the many different partitions on it including also the Smartware drive are confusing it should work.
Are you sure the partition you refer to is exFAT and not NTFS?

what is the output of ls -lah /media/ ?

But maybe @DBMandrake can take a look if the mounting of the smartware drive confuses udisks not to mount the other partitions.

total 14K
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4.0K Apr 13 17:14 .
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4.0K Apr 10 17:46 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  232 Feb 29 05:26 README
dr-xr-xr-x  5 osmc osmc  472 Nov 13  2009 WD SmartWare

The drive used to be formatted as OS X extended journaled and I erased it and reformatted it to exFAT on my mac. When I plug it into my mac it reads it as exFAT. Would doing a more secure wipe of the drive work?

Well as you can see in your log file there are still many Apple partitions left. I think having one single clean partition definitely can help.

Thanks for the help, I’m going to scrub the drive as the highest setting and see if that will work.

When I went to go wipe the drive, I realized that I had formatted it with apple partition map instead of a GUID. Reformatting it to a GUID mapping fixed the problem. Thanks for looking in and helping. I feel stupid and relieved at the same time.