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Re: [opensuse] how to install usb external disk
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 23:43:29 +1100
  • Message-id: <458E75F1.3070006@xxxxxxxxxx>
Primm wrote:
On Sunday 24 December 2006 02:44, Basil Chupin wrote:
Primm wrote:


Are you able to return the drive and get a different one?

Yes. That's what I've decided to do.

Thanks to all for helping me come to this decision.
Let's get down to the basics :-) .

What is the brand of the drive?

Every manufacturer has on its site software which will check
out/format/configure a new drive. Go to the manufacturer's site and
download that software, put it on a floppy if need be, and test out the
new HD. Then come back and us "gurus" here will decide what you should
do with your new HD :-) .


There is only windows and mac software drivers available on both the cd and the zaapa site. It doesn't work with that software on a xp box so I've concluded that it must be a hardware fault.

The software you would download from the HD manufacturer and then either put on to a floppy or on to a CD makes the floppy or CD bootable and does not require an OS to be installed. But you would need an OS to be able to put the s/ware on the floppy or burn to a CD :-) .

So what you are saying is that you got this disc manager from the HD manufacturer and it would not recognise the new drive you just bought?

Cheers, Steve. My hardware supplier is open today :-)

Well whose a lucky boy then? :-) .

Tell us the outcome of this venture. (I always like to know the results for future reference.)


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