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Old 02-01-2005, 11:32 PM   #1
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External hard drive enclosures

How is the support for external hard drive enclosures in Linux? I am thinking about getting an internal-external thingy for some extra laptop storage.


Old 02-02-2005, 12:19 AM   #2
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Very Good.

If you're using USB you need usb-storage either compiled into your kernel or loaded as a module (hotplug handles it well).

As long as the disk using a filesystem that Linux can cope with (ext3, fat32, hpfs) then it's very easy.

Visit once you have your drive for some pointers on getting it to work.



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