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Wireless External HD connection

Ok, problem with Lacie ethernet disk mini external HD 500GB. We just want to be able to plug it in the router and access it through individual computers. Prob is, we just can't seem to find it, even after installing the relevant software and nomination an administrator. Any thoughts? many thanks, j

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Re: Wireless External HD connection

I had the same problem in Vista but it spontaneously resolved itself after some time, but as a temporary solution you can just map to it. Figure out it's IP address and then go to: Start->right click on Network->Map Network Drive...->fill in the Folder field (i.e. \\ ) and presto you should see the login screen (admin/admin by default). It's not the best but works well enough. Hope that helps.

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I managed to fix mine with a little bit of work.
This website has a readme file that specifies the partitions. You must be using Linux.

1. Plug the drive in a Linux computer, or use a Linux Live disk.
2. Create all the partitions according to the readme file. Use extended partition for the first "container". Linux Swap for the second partition. Use Ext3 format for the remaining.
3. Extract all the SDA6-8 files with bzip.
4. Use "dd" command to write those images to partitions sda6 - sda8 which you just created with this command: dd if=/dev/home/ubuntu/sda6 of=/dev/sda6 bs=512
5. Substitude /home/ubuntu above for the location where you placed the image files.
6. Once all 3 images have been written, the drive should be good to go. Put it back in the edmini, start it up and see if the website comes up. You may have the "format" the drive from the admin utility once its up and going.

Hope this helps.

use the "dd" command in

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