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External USB hdd connection - 17-June-2007, 12:18

Hi Guys, In an earlier post i posed the question about transfer speeds and how slow they were.
I have a 200gb external hdd and wanted to know how to mount the drive to my system?
(I have looked in the guides I have d/l from here but still to no avail)
I have tried but I still cannot see it? I have looked in advance tools and looked under this command: /mnt/usb/hdd/hdd

but still no luck, Do i need to format it under ext3?

thanks for any advice

(17-June-2007 20:07)
Ok guys after many hours of trial and error I found a way of connecting my USB external hdd to my 7020.

I installed partition magic and created a linux ext3 partition on my external harddrive (40gb) and then I started up DCC and mounted it onder /media/usb/hdd and now it reads and writes to it ok.

hop ethis helps anyone else having this quest.
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17-June-2007, 21:50

Thanks, I have moved this here and will make it a sticky for now.
I have been contemplating adding an external HDD to my box so this will come in useful to me.
   
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18-June-2007, 01:21

How can I create a linux ext3 partition on my external harddrive?
If I plug it into my windows pc via usb is it easy.
Sorry but this is all new to me!
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21-June-2007, 20:06

Hi Tiggy, Maybe this should of been posted in the computer section for other to know.

Ok first this is how i did it and there are no doubt many more ways but this way I managed it and understood it.

Download a 3rd party partitioning tool (partition magic) then install it and restart your PC.
Plug in your hard drive and then start the new installed prog.
once there you are given options on the left hand side of the main window to do tasks.
Select create new partition and when asked create a partition using linuxExt3 this then will create you a new partition after it as restarted and moved the allocation files and setup the ness file structure.
TOP TIP I created a 40gb partition to enable me to put all my downloaded plugins and other linux based files on there that way I know which files are for the DB and which are for my other O/S.
once done look at the top thread and that will give you the file structure to mount the drive to.
Any problems get back to me and I will help more.

REMEMBER>>>>>> Do not plug in your USB external whilst on at first as this can cause it damage to the DB.
Turn off your DB then plug in the hdd.
   
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14-October-2008, 23:45

HeY
What if I wanna have a esata disk?
I got a DM800 do I need to do anything to ad a esata disk with 1000 gig?

   
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15-October-2008, 11:26

Just plug it in when the 800 is power off.
After that the HDD will be in the Menu and you can init the HDD, if its not yet ext3 formatted.
I presume that your eSata has external power supply.
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gavbam View Post
Hi Tiggy, Maybe this should of been posted in the computer section for other to know.

Ok first this is how i did it and there are no doubt many more ways but this way I managed it and understood it.

Download a 3rd party partitioning tool (partition magic) then install it and restart your PC.
Plug in your hard drive and then start the new installed prog.
once there you are given options on the left hand side of the main window to do tasks.
Select create new partition and when asked create a partition using linuxExt3 this then will create you a new partition after it as restarted and moved the allocation files and setup the ness file structure.
TOP TIP I created a 40gb partition to enable me to put all my downloaded plugins and other linux based files on there that way I know which files are for the DB and which are for my other O/S.
once done look at the top thread and that will give you the file structure to mount the drive to.
Any problems get back to me and I will help more.

REMEMBER>>>>>> Do not plug in your USB external whilst on at first as this can cause it damage to the DB.
Turn off your DB then plug in the hdd.
here is my expirience
I formated a Transcend usb hd 160 gb in Linux ext3 and later ext2, my dream 7000 recognized it, i tryied to install a gemini 4.5 and a nabilo darksatrII, both failed in 67 and 71% respectively. the message says ( file is corrupt or disk space too small). i try 3-4 times, all failed.
any sugestion?
thank you
   
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