extern hard drives
dougpol1 at verizon.net
Thu Jan 15 22:01:17 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??
> If XP cannot see the drives in My Computer try to go in XP to Control
> Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management >Storage >Disk Management >
> locate external usb drive.Sometimes the drive letters get messed up and
> you have to manually assign a drive letter. Usually better to use the
> letter J or higher.
> Hope this helps
Jerry, Went back to XP and tried as you suggested and got one drive
to show up I have not yet tried to save anything to it . Marked the
other drive as "M" and looks ok in disk manager but does not show up in
My computer. I think there is something wrong with the formating that
xp doesn't like???
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