extern hard drives

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 16 03:22:18 UTC 2009

On 01/15/2009 06:50 PM, Doug Pollard wrote:
> H.S. wrote:
>> Doug Pollard wrote:
>>> Here is the output. I see it has an asterix under boot??  That
>>> seems wrong.
>>> Doug
>>> doug at doug-Linux:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdc [sudo] password for
>>> doug:
>>> Disk /dev/sdc: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63
>>> sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 =
>>> 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0009e195
>>> Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System 
>>> /dev/sdc1   *           1       19457   156288321    b  W95
>>> FAT32 doug at doug-Linux:~$
>> Looks good. The asterix should not matter, it just makes it
>> bootable. Can you read and write files to this partition from
>> Ubuntu?
>> Yes I can read and write to the files in ubuntu.   I went back to
>> Xp and found I am now getting an error. I went back to Xp and am
>> now getting an error message since changing the letter so that I
>> can see the empty drive In the my Computer folder.  The only thing
>> I know to do about that is to take xp back to befor  I put the new
>> drive letter in.  I am suspecting that Xp is the problem.
> Doug

If you wish to store files larger than 4GB (for example the Ubuntu DVD
which is 4.4GB) on that drive you'll need to convert it ntfs. Ref:

I suspect that if you convert the drive to ntfs you'll probably be able
to see it in XP.

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