I just purchased a External USB Drive, a 40GB Toshiba laptop harddisk encased in a VIPOWER HDD casing (Model No: VP-2528SA2). I formatted the
disk as FAT32, with 2 equally sized partions (both primary).
I have no problems mounting the drive as VFAT. The first partition is on /dev/sda1 and the second on /dev/sda2. I can see the free space and
On a windows machine, I copied a large file 695 mb to the USB disk without problems, and FROM it also.
On the linux machine, while trying to copy this file to the local drive, the drive hangs after copying 96k ! This does not happen in the Windows XP machine.
Another strange thing is that I can write small-size files to the disk on the linux machine (a Redhat 9, I might mention), and read small-size files without any problem.
I visited the www.vipower.com
website but it seems they have no linux device drivers for this product. I'm not sure if this is the problem....
Any help is deeply appreciated.