extern hard drives

H.S. hs.samix at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 01:02:30 UTC 2009

Doug Pollard wrote:

> Now!  here is the output this time. I don't know why it is different and 
> shows all drives? I did go back to Xp and tried a couple things 
> suggested by Jerry. I was able to get xp to show the Empty sdd drive so 
> thats an improvement but the 160GB sdc drive with media on it could not 
> be made to show in XP, MY computer  even though I changed the drive 
> letter.   I then restarted Ubuntu   maybe that made a difference??

> /dev/sdd1 on /media/disk type vfat 
> (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,utf8,umask=077,flush)
> /dev/sdc1 on /media/disk-1 type vfat 
> (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,utf8,umask=077,flush)

Okay, these are the two USB drives from your description. sdd works
okay, as you wrote above. sdc drive is vfat (same as sdd), so the format
of the drive shouldn't be a problem. What is the output of this command
in Ubuntu?
$> sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdc

My suspicion is that there is some problem with the filesystem on sdc.
Are you able to write and read files to this drive in Ubuntu?


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