Well this didn't go as well as I liked... Yesterday, I plugged one drive into the usb port. Vthot came up, and the drive was there.
Today I tried some other drives, nothing happened. All the drives are set to master. Not vlhot, nothing in /mnt/vlhot/usbdrives...
Tried cold reboot, same thing, nothing was there. I tried like 6 hard drives, none of them came up.
Starting over one at a time right now. Anyone have any advice or ideas for what I could try?
I'm beginning to think this was a stupid idea, maybe it would be better to just have a 1tb external usb drive and be done with all these complications.
Seems to me this should work without this much aggravation, but then, nothing computer related is ever aggravation free