Art Alexion on 15 Dec 2008 06:07:54 -0800

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[PLUG] Strange behavior in external hd

I have this slim portable HD that I formatted ntfs so I could use it with win 
and lin.  

Kubuntu really hates it. Ubuntu complains, but if you do what it says, it 
works fine with it.

With Kubuntu 8.04/KDE 3.5.10, if the fs seems dirty, it ignores it.  dmesg 
throws out some errors, but hal does nothing.

With Ubuntu 8.04 eee, hal might complain that the file system is dirty.  All I 
have to do is mount it manually and unmount it cleanly, and it works fine.

At that point, the Kubuntu hal will mount it, but the access is really, really 

Any ideas on the difference?

Would reformatting it ext3 help?  

I was thinking I'd create a really small fat32 partion and put the ext3 driver 
for windows there so that I could install it if I ever need it on a windows 

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