How to determine which Device for USB Hard Drive
I have a 3.5" HD that I want to run ddrescue against for recovery. I'm using a laptop as my recovery computer. I have the damaged hard drive connected externally to my laptop via an IDE-to-USB adapter.
When I boot Ubuntu 8.04, the damaged drive does not appear on my desktop. I only see 'USB Drive' in the section for Computer, under the Places menu. When I double-click it, I get an error that it will not mount. Also, when I view Properties on the drive, everything is blank.
How do I determine which Device corresponds to this damaged drive (/dev/hda, /dev/sda, etc.)? I need to feed ddrescue this information for recovery. I typed "sudo fdisk -l -u /dev/sda" into Terminal. The results are for my laptop's hard drive. I also typed "gedit /etc/fstab" into Terminal. Again, I believe the results are only for my laptop's hard drive.
Please advise. How to identify the device to use for a damaged drive connected via USB.