my daily use distro is bodhi 5.0 which is based on ubuntu 18.04. my western digital my passport 259d works just fine with bodhi. i can acces, create and execute. i use it for clonezilla backups so it is also just fine working with that live (i believe clonezilla is debian-based) environment. the issue is that i am unable to access the files in ubuntu mate 18.04.
the screenshot below is the error message i get when i try and open the external in ubuntu mate.
ls -l lists my user as owner and group. permissions are 777. i was able to
cd into the directory and
ls the contents, but there i ran into the input/output error: “ls: cannot access ‘bin’: Input/output error”. interestingly i get that same error here in the terminal in bodhi, but it doesn’t seem to affect file manager access
also interesting is the fact that i finally thought to try accessing the drive on my debian 9 install and it is good to go there as well.
i could keep adding details, but as i have yet to understand the underlying issue i am not sure what to add that might be helpful so i will post and see if anyone else has any good ideas