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Old 03-25-2009, 11:26 PM   #1
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external HD Question

If I am running Mandriva KDE4 Dual boot Windows Vista

And I have an external HD that KDe sees ,do I need to unplug it before logging into Windows ? or will it stay Mounted under Linux KDE4?
Old 03-26-2009, 01:55 AM   #2
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No, you do not have to unplug it to boot into Windows. Does it mount automatically using KDE? If not, you will have to manually mount it as root using the mount command.
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I don't know, I have one system that will not boot at ALL (POST doesn't complete) with the external drive connected.. It must shuffle the drive devices around when it's connected at boot, confusing the system. If you do not have an issue like that, then you can certainly leave it connected.


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