extern hard drives

Doug Pollard dougpol1 at verizon.net
Thu Jan 15 18:08:32 UTC 2009

H.S. wrote:
> 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?
> ->HS
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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