daemon is inhibited

Link to this post 02 Apr 11

I've got two 2.5" drives that I'm trying to get into the files. They are in external usb enclosures. They don't show up under "Places" (Ubuntu 10.04). However, I can see the partitions and sizes using Red Hat's Disk Utility. When trying to mount either of them I get the message "Daemon is inhibited".
Will someone please post instructions, that if involving the command line, are exact?

Thank you, Doug

Link to this post 02 Apr 11

Have a look at the various methods others have used to fix the issue at .

It sounds like udisk has crashed or is corrupt, all of the cases in the linked thread were resolved by either restarting the service or reinstalling the udisk package.

Link to this post 02 Apr 11

Are these discs already formatted, or are they raw/blank discs? If they are formatted, what file system(s) is on them? What is the output if you execute the command (as root, or with sudo) fdisk -l

Link to this post 03 Apr 11

I went over to and read the above (and more). In my case the drives are in usb enclosures. I've experienced the same result on two computers loaded with different versions of Ubuntu. As for one of the computers, the laptop, it is usb connected to two other, large, drives and works fine. More ideas? Thank you, Doug

Link to this post 05 Apr 11

Are the errors only experienced with the current drives on all machines or only on the current machine?

Link to this post 06 Apr 11

find into it will help you last time i test it..

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