Revert HDD for ubuntu?
Got an external HDD while I had ubuntu. Switched over to windows 7 on a new drive, external HDD no longer worked( couldnt see it listed in device list or disk management,only in device manager). Fiddled around in disk management or device manager ( dont remember )and somehow it appeared in disk managment( I dont recall formatting anything).Ubuntu no longer sees it. Help
- Laurence ILv 74 weeks ago
windows filing systems supported for read/write - Fat32 and NTFS. Linux supported for read/write Fat32,exfat and exfat derivatives . to obtain read/write access to a linux filing system on a pc or vice versa then you need to add specialist driver software. When changing a drives filing system you are FULLY erasing it and then CREATING new BLANK space on it. You also have mixed issues with other boot control software such as GRUB. The simplest way to have a drive readable/writable by both is to format it using Fat32. Fat32 has a file size limitation of 4gb(per individual file) but also does NOT include USER Name security for files whereas NTFS does.Source(s): https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/33552/htg-explains... https://www.paragon-software.com/home/linuxfs-wind...
- artherLv 41 month ago
find it mount it & chown it
- ∅Lv 71 month ago
Ubuntu and Windows support different types of file systems.
use FAT32 to support both.
- DamienLv 51 month ago
if its visible only in device manager, it means a device driver is missing
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