Kernel panic when safely removing an External USB Drive

Had an experience today! When selecting the "Safely Remove" menu option to unmount an external USB Drive and then removing the USB cable connecting to the drive from the computer, the system gave a 'Kernel Panic' error and froze. Found that the problem was due to the partition type on the external hard disk being … Continue reading Kernel panic when safely removing an External USB Drive

Partition Transcend USB external drive (Storejet) into 2 partitions

You can partition a transcend USB external disk drive into 2 partitions using gparted. Visit http://www.gparted.org to get the software. Using gparted, the USB drive can have 2 partitions one ext4 for Linux and one NTFS for Windows. Using NTFS allows the backup of larger files to happen without intervention. Had you used a FAT32 … Continue reading Partition Transcend USB external drive (Storejet) into 2 partitions