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RE: USB external disk drive compatibility

I have RHEL5 running on my home laptop, using a couple of external USB
drives previously used with a Windows XP/Windows Server 2003 dual-boot
desktop for storage (i.e. formatted with NTFS).

Installing kernel-module-ntfs RPM packages enabled me to mount and read,
but not write to, those drives. You could also try the NTFS-3G driver
(which apparently should allow you to write to NTFS drives), but that
one didn't work for me, for some reason (haven't investigated it in any
detail yet).


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Vidiot
Sent: 30 July 2007 15:39
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Subject: Re: USB external disk drive compatibility

>On 7/30/07, Wartnick, James <James Wartnick bestbuy com> wrote:
>> I have a laptop with RH Enterprise 5 and am looking at getting a 
>> portable USB external disk drive. I was Looking at the Western 
>> Digital Passport but am unsure if it is supported. I didn't see Linux

>> drivers on their Web-site. Anyone know if it's supported?
>Yes, it should work fine.

More than likely you'll have to reformat the drive.  The USB drive that
I connected to my FedoraCore 6 system would not mount, because for some
strange reason, FC6 does not support NTFS (Windblows).  Doing so means
that I can longer attach it to W2K, or later.

If there is a secret as to how to get USB NTFS drives to mount, I'll
pull the data off and get Windblows to reformat it.


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