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Re: External USB Hard-Drive on Linux

__/ [ Geoffrey Clements ] on Wednesday 08 March 2006 08:57 \__

> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:dum2g0$2k1f$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> __/ [ Dave {Reply Address in.Sig} ] on Wednesday 08 March 2006 06:50 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> I am using SuSE 9.3 and I intend to buy an external USB hard-drive later
>>>> this
>>>> morning.  Will it be a simple case of plug-and-play? As in plug
>>>> hard-drive
>>>> and an icon will show up in the Desktop?
>>> By default it will probably recognise the drive. If the worst happens,
>>> go look at /var/log/messages (as root) and see what it installed as,
>>> then mount it manually. I've never tride 9.3 but I know that more recent
>>> distros tend to manage to automount removeable media more readily.
> Hello Roy, I don't know anything about SUSE but I've seen your posts over
> on
> comp.windows.x.kde so I assume you're a kde user.  I use kde 3.4.x and have
> no trouble with removable media which looks like a hard drive however you
> need the following:
> 1. A recent kernel, 2.6.11 seems to be the oldest you can use.
> 2. hal needs to be installed and hald running.
> 3. dbus installed and running.
> 4. pmount installed if you want normal users to mount the drive by clicking
> on its desktop icon.
> 5. ivman installed and setup if you automounting.
> I have 1 to 4 above and never need to touch /etc/fstab.  I'm no expert on
> this but I hope it's useful to you.

Thanks, Geoff (and others). I have just returned with a 300GB beast. I told
the to salesman it's for a Linux box and he replied "it should be fine".
Let's see how it goes...

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