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Old 10-13-2005, 09:40 PM   #1
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please someone help me.. to locate my USB external hard drive

I just bought an USB hard drive and my Redhat linux can't locate it simply because it can't find devices driver. please what can I do...

i need help.

Old 10-14-2005, 09:34 AM   #2
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uh...your best bet is to find out which driver you need for the hard drive, then visit their website and talk to someone in support and ask if they have a linux driver you could use thats it...intallation should be and ease
Old 10-14-2005, 10:20 AM   #3
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im not thjat familiar with external hard drives but lots of usb items (cameras, mp3 players, etc...) on linux can just be mounted like a regular partion. usb items are usually on /dev/sda1 or something similar. try mounting that into a directory.


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