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Re: Firewire HDD causes hard lockups

William M. Quarles wrote, On 02/09/2009 07:57 PM:
Hey all,

I have a Futura Mobile Storage Solution 3.5" External IDE HDD Enclosure with USB 2.0 and Firewire support. I'm having problems using it with my Firewire connection. I was thinking about submitting a report to Bugzilla, but wanted to get some feedback first.

The drive is formatted with NTFS, as it was originally inside a Windows XP Pro computer, and I am now using it to back up my files on my laptop while running Windows XP Pro. I tried repartitioning and reformatting in Windows XP, but Fedora 10 installation complained again and the computer locked up hard sometime later again.

Any thoughts?

There should probably still be a BZ if this fixes it, and I would have expected the same problem using the USB connection, i.e., mention in the bug that same drive with USB works fine, either they should both break or both work.

partition the drive with a Linux partitioner.
format the partition NTFS using XP Pro as before, but be VERY careful to make the format program use the PARTITION as opposed to the WHOLE DRIVE, which IIRC MS defaults to whole drive.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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