Re: FC4 and external hard drive (USB)
From: Robin Laing (Robin.Laing_at_drdc-rddc.gc.ca)
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 14:49:25 -0600 To: For users of Fedora Core releases <email@example.com>
Mike McCarty wrote:
> Robin Laing wrote:
>> Mike McCarty wrote:
>> The only problem I had was that Western Digitals must be set for Cable
>> Select to have the case work with the drive. I also hate the large
>> blue LED illuminate bar on the case as it provides more light than the
>> background light in my office.
> Why must they be set to CS? And why is that a problem? I agree that
> CS is decidely inferior to M/S setup, but what is the particular
> problem? Wrong drive trying to be master because of where it is
> on the cable? If so, yes, that is a major drawback to CS.
Actually the carrier (Macally) instructions advise to use M/S except for
Western Digital drives. I had set to master but the carrier and
partitions were not recognized. After getting all my data moved and the
system working I changed the drive to CS and it worked like a dream.
The manufacturer ssupport site advised to use the "default" for WD
drives. I guess it is now CS.
> I find that cutting one leg of the LED with a pair of
> dikes makes it much less bright.
I really do not like BLUE LED's. Of course I do not like blue high beam
indicators either. I find them to be real pain. I may add a resistor
to see if I can dim the display to a more pleasing level or change the
LED to red which is my preference.
>> Automounts both partitions in /media/
> Whatever floats your boat. I use /mnt, but I don't automount
> USB drives.
I just did some tests and I have to admit, for my usage, the automount
is going to be the best option. At least it allows the drives to be
released when someone else logs in. I just tested it in FC4 and it
works like a dream. No more calls because my kid mounted a CD and my
wife cannot eject it.
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