extern hard drives

H.S. hs.samix at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 17:36:13 UTC 2009

Doug Pollard wrote:
> HI All,
>     I have a dual boot system with xp and ubuntu8.04  running.  I also 
> have two usb hard drives with media on them.  I formatted them with 
> gparted as fat 32 with the thought that I would be able to read with 
> ubuntu and xp.  Xp cannot see either drive. Does any one have any idea 
> why Xp can't see the drives.  Xp is using ntfs should it be able to see 
> and read fat 32 drives?? 
>                                                  Doug

Yes, XP should be able to see FAT32 filesystem. BTW, I believe XP comes
with USB drivers built in, correct?

When you used gparted, you partitioned the drives as fat32. But did you
also create filesystems on them? Did you save any data on them from Ubuntu?



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