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Old 07-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
brnschr
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Question linux wont recognize external usb hard drive?


the 1TB FAT usb hard drive that i have plugged in was working properly and then just randomly quit working.. i've heard of downloading the centOS 5 NTFS 3-g .. will this help me ?
 
Old 07-09-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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When you say "randomly quit working," what exactly is happening?

I think the first thing to do is make sure the drive is still functional. My gut response is that this may be hardware.

I'd find another computer, preferably a Windows box because of the FAT, and test the drive.

You might also try running fsck on it (or a chkdsk in Windows).

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