I just found this strange, will try to explain it as best I can.
I have a 32 bit system that is fresh and fully updated.
I find the drive has many errors and needs to be tossed.
Am working on backing up the drive, plug in a external usb drive for back ups... it is ntfs file system, It does not show with fdisk -l the drive does not exist. I plug it into another sabayon computer and no issue.
My first plan of attack was to add it to fstab and see if it would show up, mount it and back it up.
I did not have a network connection during this time. I thought I would connect it to the internet with a cat5 and update it... just confused as why the drive is not showing up in kde dolphin. Why would I need internet installed to do what I want, back up the drive that is failing to a external usb drive?
I thought before messing with fstab, would just upgrade and get current. As soon as I plugged in the cat5 and connected it to the internet, the external drive, it showed up in the notifier icon and dolphin.
Help me understand, what could a internet connection have to do with installed drives, or one connected by a usb cable?
I have rebooted to replicate the error, just do not see why a external drive needs a internet connection.