Read only file system
After installing linux, Debian etch, I am having problems with my 80gig Free Agent External hard drive. What seems to be the problem, is when I let the computer sit for more than 5 to 10 minutes the file system turns to Read-Only. I have tuned off the screensaver/hibernate/sleep etc. I am running it on a Dell Inspiron E1505. It can't be Debian, because I have had the same problem on Kubuntu, openSUSE 10.2, and Fedora Core 7 as well. Do external hard drives go to sleep on their own? Please help this is very frustrating. Thanks.