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RE: [opensuse] Re: Maxtor removable disk not recognized
  • From: Philip Dowie <philip.dowie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 08:06:56 +1300
  • Message-id: <E50D0676A6F98941BC86ED082F8F2AA41DF5FEE901@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Le Wednesday 12 March 2008 15:04:07 Charles philip Chan, vous avez écrit :
Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
But, but, here we are using a Linux system and not Windows.

What happens if the OP doesn't have a Windows system to play with?

(Always this fallback to, "Try doing this in Windows and then see what
happens....". Stuff Windows! Can't something be done EVER without
first being referenced to Windows?!)

you could always set up a once per 10 minutes cron job that dd's a random
sector of the drive to /dev/null, thus always reading the disk, and always
keeping it spinning...

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