USB-harddrive in Linux?
Anyone tried USB-harddrive in Linux? Preferable without X-server and know if it's possible to send over files in textmode? I can transfer it to antother computer with X-server, but that's just waste of time.
Can Linux recognize the filesystem so I can access the disk?
Can I transfer files from the terminal? Without X-server (grafic)? Or grafic. I don't want to turn off the computer all the time I need to transfer. I want it to be easy and fast.
I prefer to transfer from the computer without X because on this with X I just have USB 1.
Any reasonably recent distro (say not older than 3-4 years) would work with an external USB hard drive. Usually when you run in text mode and plug-in the HDD you'll see a message about a new device discovered. If that doesn't happen you either have to manually load-up some modules or recompile your kernel.
Usually external devices are registered as SCSI-ones (/dev/sdXY). If running devfs or udev you'll have a device node automagically created; otherwise you can use MAKEDEV. From then on, it depends on partitioning type. If you're talking about PS2 HDD you can try hdl_dump or pfsshell. If it is FAT-formatted just mount it and use regular commands to copy your bytes.