extern hard drives
hs.samix at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 19:15:35 UTC 2009
Doug Pollard wrote:
> 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??
>> 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??
The first drive then should have a file system. Not sure why you cannot
see this in XP. The other drive may or may, I cannot tell from the above.
Can you do one more thing? Boot into Ubuntu, connect both the drives and
then in a terminal give the command:
and paste the output here while noting which lines in the output are for
the usb drives (they should start with /dev/sdxn) where x is a,b,c...z
and n is 1,2...
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