Hmm had a strange issue this afternoon with a colleagues laptop that had a fresh (i.e. no more than 30 minutes ago) install of Suse 9.2 workstation installed.
When our external Maxtor OneTouch 200GB HDD was plugged in via USB we would get a strange error message and the drive refused to mount.
In the end it turned out that ACPI was causing the issue so once we booted into the system with that turned off everything was fine.
More strange issues!