Back when I had windows 7, I cloned my internal hard drive to an enclosed external usb hard drive. I then formatted my internal hard drive and installed ubuntu 11.10 as my only OS. How do I migrate my files, pics, mp3's, and etc off the external drive and back to my internal drive which now only has ubuntu on it. (and why is this process not made easier?)
I have tried logging in as the root user but I cannot find the external device. I have downloaded several different apps to manage files, usb sticks and etc. PLEASE HELP!!!
I cloned in win7 with a program called "xxclone" i also used the option to make it bootable, which did not work apparently. I also should note that at the time of the disk cloning, I had a live version of ubuntu 11.10 on it in what I think is a dual boot mode. (where you have the option of which OS to run at start-up)
When I plug the drive enclosure into a friends pc that has windows, I can see all my files, non-hidden system files, and etc. The drive is just not bootable by itself. (ie. when I take out my internal harddrive, change bios order, and attempt to boot with only the external hard drive) The laptop just cycles through from the HP logo (I think thats what a "post is) to windows cannot start, launch startup repair, to insert windows installation disk or contact system administrator, back to HP screen.
I wonder if I could take the external drive and try to install ubuntu off a usb stick, if I could run it in a dual boot, and some how transfer my files. My original, internal drive got accedently formatted, however ,when I was trying to partition it for an install of ubuntu several days ago.
I realized my not so smart mistake and I'm sure it'll make some of you laugh! In my first attempt to install ubuntu; that resulted in a formatted hard drive, I installed a disk image of ubuntu, not on a usb flash drive, but on the drive I intended to install the OS. learning is so fun :(
lsusb returns the following:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:241d Hewlett-Packard Gobi 2000 Wireless Modem (QDL mode)
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120 for Business
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 090c:137b Feiya Technology Corp.
Bus 002 Device 014: ID 2109:3431
Bus 002 Device 015: ID 0bda:0301 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 002 Device 016: ID 1ca1:18a9
Nothing happens when I plug it in to my laptop and turn on the enclosure. I did however find 2 icons in "Computer" named Generic USB 3.0 CRW (1 and 2). But I am unable to open them.
My enclosure is a rocketfish 3.5 sata enclosure and has a 3.0USB connector. I Have 2 usb ports on my laptop and as far as I know, they are both working. (Installed ubuntu off a usb 4GB stick, and have a USB keyboard working.
It's interesting that I can plug a usb wireless mouse into a usb port located ON THE ENCLOSURE itself, and the mouse works.