I just got a WDElements 500GB external hard drive. I’ve already partitioned it the way I want it with a 100GB partition intended for Linux in the front, followed by a 100GB "overflow" partition and a ~300GB Windows partition. Windows recognizes all of them as it should. (They’re all NTFS for now.)

When I try to install Linux, it won’t recognize my USB HD. It recognized my internal IDE HD and its partitions accurately, although it labeled the two partitions as HDA1 and HDA3. (I don’t know what happened to HDA2.)

Anyway, how can I get Linux Mandrake 7.0 to recognize the external hard drive?

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