Anyone got USB portable hard-drive working?

I am using Ubuntu Natty on beagleboard based on Robert Nelson's
wonderful distribution. May I know if anyone has gotten USB portable
hard-drive working on Ubuntu Natty? Not sure if it is due to my fault
or some limitation of the default software.

I am using xfce and did not make any changes to the default kernel

This is pretty easy, you just need to put some thought into the move..

Assuming your create a new ext4 1st partition on the usb drive.. "/dev/sda1"..

As root, copy everything including permissions from /dev/mmcblkp2 -> /dev/sda1..

change the /dev/mmcblkp2 reference in "/etc/fstab" and "boot.scr" to /dev/sda1