extern hard drives
dougpol1 at verizon.net
Thu Jan 15 18:08:32 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??
> 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?
The drives are formated by Gparted and are labeled Media. I guess this
means I created a file partition? There are ubuntu Pictures, other files
and video on one drive. The second drive is empty. If I knew how, I
would divide the empty hard drive to save ubuntu back up and xp back up
in another partition .
I hope this answeres your question??
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