Will Ubuntu Recognize My External Firewire Hard Drive?
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cant answer that one ,it seem though that people have some issues with usb devices ,
but as a whole they seem to be able to get them to work,
plug it in and see if it works ,if not search the forums ,and google,and find the solution .
or post back here and we will try to help..
I have a LaCie (a very popular, industry standards leading manufacturer) external 500G Multiport on firewire 400 (it has 2 firewire 800 ports, one firewire 400 port and one usb 2.0 port) but this sucker doesn't get picked up "automagically"... - Could be the host adapter isn't recognized either though, haven't dug into it yet. I'm just looking to see if I can run a Mondo B/U to it from an Ubuntu LiveCD.
Trying it on USB 2.0 from a "native" (motherboard) port..........
I'm guessing the extra firewire host adapter I added to my system (under Winblowz) just isn't recognized by the LiveCD. - If that were ok, it probably would've been there right off the bat.
Mondo will probably work like a champ now and since the machine that actually needs backed up doesn't have any extra cards like that it'll probably go smooth as silk there.
Bottom line: As long as your host adapater is installed properly you'll probably be good to go. - If you have problems that might be a good starting point for troubleshooting.