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

Ulrich Grün ulrich.gruen at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 13:02:44 UTC 2009

Am Samstag, 31. Januar 2009 10:24:21 schrieb Bas Roufs:
> Moreover, I can normally and properly access both the FAT32 and the
> NTFS partitions of the device via the Windows partition of the desktop
> PC and via  an Apple (Mc. OS) computer.

Let's clear things up a little:
A 'Windows *partition*' is that part of a HD wich contains either FAT16, FAT32 (vfat) 
of NTFS. So you cannot access the FAT32 partition via the Windows partition; you 
access the FAT32 (or whatever partition) via the Windows *OS* (like via Linux OS, or 
macOS X). 

Now to your problem:
You cannot access the Windows partitions (FAT32 and NTFS) with Kubuntu on your laptop, 
but you can access them with Windows OS on your desktop (this means, the HD isn't 
Can you access the HD with your Kubuntu OS on your *desktop*? If not, it is a 
Kubuntu/Linux problem (unsuported HD, since the USB port of your desktop is working 
properly). If you can, it's a problem of your laptops usb port (e.g. your USB is 
broken or not supported, or whatever). But you can access your memorystick, I suppose?

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