Accessing Secondary FAT32 HD
Wow, what an excellent resource you guys are- I love how every other thread in the forum contains the word "Noob"... here's one more to add to the list :)
I just set up my system to dual boot XP and Mandrake 10.0, I've got 2 80GB hd's, the Primary master has both OS's installed, and I've partioned the secondary HD to be a FAT32 "mule" drive, so that I can share MP3's, avi's, etc between XP and Linux. XP can read the secondary drive just fine, and play MP3 files with no problem, so I know that there's no corruption or other problems of that sort. Mandrake mounts the drive fine, and I can see all my files, but when I try to play them I get all sorts of skipping, scratching, etc- it's exactly as if the transfer rate isn't high enough to keep the stream going- very strange. At first I thought perhaps it was audio drivers, but the same files play perfectly once copied onto the primary drive. Any suggestions?
Sorry for the long post!
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