RE: new hard drive usb "WD My Passport essential SE" 1Tb
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>Subject: RE: new hard drive usb "WD My Passport essential SE" 1Tb
>Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 17:27:50 -0300
>>I have a new usb hard drive of the specs in the subject line. On
>>plugging it in it shows on the desktop,
>>but on clicking it nothing happens. Anybody have experience getting
>>this to work on debian
>>"If you want a picture of the future - imagine a boot stamping on
>>human face - forever."
>>George Orwell (1984)
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Without seeing your drive I'm guessing that you have been caught by
WDs "special program" that works for Windows but is a PITA for Linux.
Do some googling on the drive but I believe you will find you will
have to reformat it before use (there is an HP utility that does
this, called I believe HPUSB Disk or some such).