First time caller...
I have done a really stupid thing -- I unplugged my bud's hard drive with out unmounting it. Now, when I plug it back in, it whirs and clicks and sputters, over and over. And I can't mount it.
I'm working under linux (mandrake 9.1) and the external hd is a nameless (?) usb without it's own power supply.
Have I destroyed it? Can I fix it?