Maxtor Onetouch 250 GB external USB harddrive
Dear Linux friends,
I have been trying to connect a Maxtor Onetouch 250 GB external harddrive (from a friend of mine) via USB 2 to my Linux Suse 10 box. However, it crashes all my file managers (?). It actually does show up on the desktop, but if I doubleclick on it, then the drive cannot be browsed (crash!!!). I've tried this too on my Debian 3.1 laptop, no success either.
Manually trying to mount the drive lets the command "mount" hang (!!!, I thought this is impossible!!!).
Further data: It's formatted as a single fat32 partition, it shows up as /dev/sda and /dev/dsa1. Under Windows it works flawlessly as a mass-storage-device (which causes my "friend" to flame me horrendously!).
Please help. I KNOW this devive does work with Linux, other people on the internet have it working too, and the Maxtor support website (cryptically) says it works w/ kernel 2.6, if USB is supported (which is the case, of course!).