Mounting an external drive

Asked by David Vincent-Jones

0. Is there a preferable format for an external drive that will be used for backup of both partitions of my dual boot XP/Ubuntu system?

1. I have had problems in getting the drive acknowledged by the system. What is the correct way to 'mount' the drive?
      Currently I have had to use 'gparted' to force mounting ... very awkward!


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EmmaJane (emmajane) said :

I've got a plug'n'play case for my external harddrive that works via USB. The harddrive mounts the same way that a USB memory stick works. How are you connecting the harddrive to your system?

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :

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