I have a keychain USB jumpdrive, and several USB external harddrives.
The external harddrive for my mac doesn't work with my Windows Machine, and my Fedora machine can see only some of the folders on the mac external harddrive, and cannot write to the drive at all.
The Windows external harddrive works with the mac, and the Fedora machine, but the Fedora machine can write to only a few of the folders.
The jump drive works on ALL the machines, with no problems. The Fedora machine, the mac, and my Windows machine all read and write to it just fine.
Why does my jumpdrive work with all three computers, but the computers are picky about the external harddrive?
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Fedora Core 5, Compaq 5004US, 1.1Ghz Athlon, 640MB, 16MB Nvidia TNT2, 200Gb HD