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Old 05-15-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy External hard drive not showing up?

I am using Suse 9.2 Pro, and when I boot my machine my external hard drive does not show up. If i unplug the USB cable and move it to a new slot it does. I am using KDE 3.3 and when I do move it, it shows up as an unmounted drive. Is there a way to get it to show up on boot up without moving the cable? Should it be mounted, Should it be formated to somthing other than FAT32? HMMM, Help?

Update, now that I have moved it to all of my USB ports it does not show up at all

Last edited by newtwolinux; 05-15-2005 at 03:31 PM.
Old 05-15-2005, 05:36 PM   #2
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You may want to find the line that deals with your drive in /etc/fstab and paste it in a reply.
Old 05-15-2005, 07:30 PM   #3
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got it now!

A couple of reboots, and it reads it every time now. HMMM?

Sorry bout that.

Thanks for lookin!
Old 05-16-2005, 10:49 AM   #4
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Your USB TO IDE interface board chip may not support linux !!!same as the problem i have.

many hardware simplely don't support linux,unix,mac at all !!

like video box,graphic related,usb hard drive, external converter interface.....etc you name it.

it's nomal !!but simplely you have nothing to do with !!!except the hardware mafc company !!

sorry .



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