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I have dual-boot with Fedora Core 5 and Windows XP. I have a Toshiba external harddisk with the capacity 20.0 GB. I have made three patitions, one primary and two ...
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    External harddisk not wrking properly


    I have dual-boot with Fedora Core 5 and Windows XP.


    I have a Toshiba external harddisk with the capacity 20.0 GB. I have made three patitions, one primary and two logical.

    The problem is the first partition works very well, but the other two partitions have problem.

    Whenever I try to access the partitions(which have problem),or whenever I try to copy a file to it, the Windows XP displays a message "Windows delayed write failed". After that either of the partitions doesn't work.

    I tried this in the Linux too, but it showed - "Can't mount /dev/sda".

    Is this a problem with the harddisk? can it be recovered?

    Please help me regarding this as I want to install SUSE into it.

    Another thing I noticed is it doesn't detect in any other computer except mine.


    Regards.

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    Open your terminal and type:
    su root
    mkdir /dir where you want to mount hdd
    mount -t filesystem /dev/sda1 /dir where you want to mount hdd
    Than you will have to edit /etc/fstab file

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