external hdd not detected

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mehmet7
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external hdd not detected

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Hi, I formatted an 250 GB external hdd (Trekstor xpress) via partition manager, neither my notebook (Linux Mint 9) nor another windows computer cant detect it anymore.
Am I forced to change the file system to FAT/msdos in partition magic or is there any way to recognize the hdd in Mint?

Thanks

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Re: external hdd not detected

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Windows wants it to be a master boot record as fat or ntfs. Linux will take it how ever it comes. Linux is less shallow and more accepting of our uniqueness. Menu=>system=>disk utility=>select the external hdd=>mount device. If you use Nautilus you can click the link shown and access the drive. Otherwise go to file system/media and you should see it there. Happy hunting.
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Thanks!!

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