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Hey. I recently got a Maxtor OneTouch USB external hard drive, and LILO seems to have problems with the device. My laptop is a dual-boot machine with both Mandrake and ...
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    LILO and external hard drives


    Hey. I recently got a Maxtor OneTouch USB external hard drive, and LILO seems to have problems with the device. My laptop is a dual-boot machine with both Mandrake and Windows XP. If I ever boot my laptop with the drive plugged in and turned on, LILO will lock up at a text screen either showing "L" or "LIL" and not do anything. Only if the external drive is unplugged and/or turned off will LILO load up normally, and it's a bother to keep switching the drive on and off all the time. I've tried switching the USB port the drive is plugged into, but I can't fix this problem. Has anybody else ran into this problem with external hard drives, and if so, do you know of any fixes?

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    Since you dont load anything from the USB drive, I had to disable USB booting in BIOS... not sure if it was the exact thing that fixed it but it worth a try
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    Well, that worked just fine. No more LILO probs. Thanks a bunch, Ugo.

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    no problem... you came to the right place for help

    Dont hesitate to give a shout back if you need anymore information
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    external hard drive usb 2.0 WiFi

    Can I use an external hard drive, USB 2 WiFi with a computer that is not wireless?

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