[ale] Anyone using a Western Digital external HD ?

Geoffrey Myers lists at serioustechnology.com
Wed Nov 16 05:29:11 EST 2011

Courtney Thomas wrote:
> If yes, under what system and how should it be installed and used, please ?

I have two of them.  Just plug it in and it is automounted.  Mandriva on 
that machine, but I've connected to it with Red Hat as well.  Only usb 

> I've been given one [500MB MyBook, USB & Firewire capable] that the 
> former owner says will only intermittently shutdown or be recognized
> by Windows Vista, so would like to use it myself if I can figure out 
> what's been the problem under winders.
> Thank you,
> C.Thomas

Until later, Geoffrey

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