Kubuntu 8.10 does not recognise external HD with NTFS and FAT32 partitions.
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
As I said above; my external HD is self-powered.
Any other clue?
Bas G. Roufs M.A.
Van 't Hoffstraat 1
NL-3514 VT Utrecht
BasRoufs at gmail.com
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