Kubuntu 8.10 does not recognise external HD with NTFS and FAT32 partitions.

Bas Roufs basroufs at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 21:27:38 GMT 2009


With respect to the external HD connection problem, I asked earlier today:

>> Is there anything else I could do to fix the problem?

This useful feedback came in:

> Have you tried a usb cable with two connectors to the desktop.

I do not have such a cable.. I did even not know that such a cable exists.
I do know that the cable I have can easily be replaced by another one.

On the other hand: the external HD I talk about in this thread, has an
own, 'independent' AC/DC power supply; it is self-powered. So I do not
know whether such a double USB cable would be relevant in my case.

> I was having this problem with Kubuntu, but not Ubuntu, Debian Lenny or Windows XP.  The
> problem was occurring with a USB powered external drive, but not a self-
> powered drive or a USB stick.  By using both connectors to the desktop for
> extra power, I solved the problem.  No idea why this was only a problem with
> Kubuntu.

As I said above; my external HD is self-powered.

Any other clue?



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