Security concern

chris chevhq at
Wed Jun 23 23:56:34 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 16:30 -0700, Ashley Benton wrote:
> Hi,
> I plugged an external hard drive into Ubuntu 9:10 and it didn't se it.
> The hard drive seemed to  be working but Ubuntu didn't see it. 
> The owner told me that it was fat32 and working with Windows. My
> question is why Ubuntu didn't see the hard drive and could the hard
> drive do something
> (download files on the computer, install something or download files
> from the computer...)
> I checked the kernel log, sys log, debug log, daemon log and user log
> and didn't see anything concerning the hard drive. 
> Thanks
> Meg

Install the ntfs programs from the repositories.  These are needed to
allow access to fat systems

Cheers the kiwi

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