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Old 01-05-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Western digital 160gb external hard drive 2.5" usb s1‏


I got WESTERN DIGITAL 160GB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE 2.5" USB S1‏
and a ALPHA-400 -- Alpha 400 MIPS 400MHz 128MB 1GB 7 Linux Ul
Features/Specifications:
Alpha 400 MIPS 400 MHz Ultralite 7-inch Mini Notebook


General Features:
Ultralite notebook
Netbook form factor
Linux 2.4 Operating System
MIPS XBurst 400 MHz 32-bit CPU
128 MB RAM
1 GB NAND Flash Storage
10/100 MB Ethernet interface
802.11b wireless
Supports External Hard Drive up to 160 GB
Supports SD Card up to 32 GB
Xiptech application software packages (Xip office, Flash player)
7-inch digital panel 800 x 480 true-color
Keyboard with TouchPad
Supports File Sizes up to 8 MB
Built-in SD Card slot
Battery Charging Time: 4.5 - 5 hours

How can I install one with the other.... Thanks
 
Old 01-07-2009, 04:38 PM   #2
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I don't know about anyone else who's read this post, but I'm not too clear about what you want to do. Install Linux on the notebook? Connect the external drive to the notebook? Install Linux on the external drive while it's connected to the notebook? Something else? Please clarify for us what you need, and we'll try to help.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 08:27 AM   #3
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Sorry about that.... thanks for the reply... I just need to know if I just connect the hard drive to my mini laptop and that's it, I just want to make sure I dont have to do anything else...thanks again..
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:28 PM   #4
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Well, it's possible you might need to format it, but that's probably not necessary. My advice is just to plug it in and see what happens!
 
Old 01-09-2009, 07:59 PM   #5
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Probably not. The drive is probably formatted as FAT32 which linux supports. Not familiar with this netbook and therefore do not know if it will automount. As stated plug it in and find out. You can use the dmesg command via a terminal window to see if the drive is being recognized.

Post back on what happens and we can provide help on mounting the drive manually.
 
  


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