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I Have been itching to have a go with a Linux distro for a while now, I Did try it a few years ago and I found it impossible to use, But now its like a breath of fresh air, Its so much easier to use, And after looking at different platforms I have now got Linux mint loaded and using it now, I went for mint for its looks, easy use and feel. I hope to be able to wean myself of microsoft and onto this great platform in the near future. Its so easy to install and duel boot so its no looking back now.....................
My External HDD (vosonic vp8390) stop working during coping files. It still shows in the My computer but EMPTY (can open it but there is no folders). It shows in disk management as RAW disk.( like it is new and unformatted) and the most weird thing is - it will still show that way if i UNPLUG it! (until restart of the PC)
this ex-HDD was (and is) working fine in Vista using the same usb cable and slots (2 of them, for additional power. But it is working even with one slot, just not recharging fast enough. recharging - because it is also a media-player). after restart - all is fine until i try to move some files to it again. (it is not 100% reproducible, it happens 3 times out of..may be 10)
Windows 7 RTM phenom II 940, Asus m3n-HD-HDMI, 8gb 800(CL4) Kindston, GTX260, seagates (.10, .11)
Well you should use your own topic, dead ones like this aren't likely to be responded to (I have alerts on for responds). Any how, what is the External disk formatted as? As well, when you plug it into Windows, what does it also have nothing on it?
Well, my story was that I was forced into getting a new OS after Vista got the BSOD and microsoft said I had to buy a new cd (typical). SOOO I heard of linux and then I downloaded it off the official page. It turned out that it was the original one, the one that didn't have a desktop GUI (command line type!). SO then I did a bit more googling (just searched up linux desktop, and viola! ubuntu). I absolutely loved it! Now I can show all my Linux-unaware friends that my computer owned theirs (heh)
I used Ubuntu for a month and then started distro hopping and I tried Fedora 11 and Linux Mint, and finally, back to Ubuntu as I did some more research on what I should get.
I am now settled with Linux Mint and have had it for 3-4 days.
I have to say I didn't know about my computer until I encountered Linux