Issues with external HDD including USB, Firewire (IEE1394) and e-sata connections as well as issues relating to mounting, formatting and partitioning.

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0 bytes left on external hard drive, although there is still space [on hold]

I have 2 identical external HDDs. 2 TB each, file system is ext4. I use one to back up my home folder and archive some video and image files and the second one to back up the first one. For HDD #1 ...
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Install Windows 10 on External HDD [on hold]

I have a Windows 10 .iso and I want to install the OS on an external HDD. How can I do this? I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 if it helps.
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Installed ubuntu on external hard disk but there is nothing in restart

I installed ubuntu on my Western Digital Elements external hard disk successfully but no thing happens when restart my Sony vaio vpccw21fx laptop. what is wrong? I installed it on virtualbox and it is ...
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external HDD mount issue

I am trying to mount my external hdd. auto detection is not working, so I took the help of Ubuntu doesn't "see" external USB Hard Disk sudo fdisk -l giving this result: Disk ...
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External hard drive causes Ubuntu to freeze

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 14.04 and I have a 1TB Verbatim external hard drive. Whenever I plug the HD into a USB port it works for a couple of minutes, then an "unable to find hard drive" error message ...
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Why can't I write to my external NTFS hard drive, even though my permissions are set?

On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with a 500GB external WD Hard Drive. After formatting to NTFS, I can not write files using the graphical Files explorer, I get the pop up error seen below: Pop up error copying ...
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Solved - Ubuntu 16.04 does not recognize external Hard Disk Drive

Solution : I installed ntfs-3gand used sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt to mount. I have a 1TB WD HDD which works fine on any windows computer. My laptop only runs Ubuntu Linux and for some ...
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External hard drive not detected after first boot [Xubuntu 14.04]

I have the following problem and hope to find help by someone. On the first boot of my Intel NUC after a longer period of time (eg over night) Xubuntu won't mount nor detect (blkid) my external USB ...
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problem with a hard drive

Well I have an external WD HDD hard drive the format of which I've changed to FAT32 in order to work with my tv. Generally it worked very well and Ubuntu used to recognise it very quickly but today ...
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This means an external-HDD of mine is dead, right?

When I plugged in this external-HDD to see what's on it and/or why I'm no longer using it, I received this message when I used the ls command (see below). I forget entirely why it was not hooked up, ...
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WD External HDD Input Output Error,

I got the WD My Passport 259F harddisk. After I transferred data onto the harddisk, I clicked "Safely Remove Drive". Perhaps, I removed it too quickly, then when I inserted back, I got the following ...
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Best way to re-start HDD spin-down countdown on external enclosure

I have an external HDD enclosure (RaidSonic Icy Box) and drives (HGST NAS) tends to spin-down after 5 minutes of no activity, but I need 'em to stay alive until I shut it down manually. It's normally ...
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how to install ubuntu on a hdd and use it(hdd) on another pc?

The problem is i have an old laptop(can support linux, which i had been using). However i decided to wipe the hdd(made it external to do this) and then when i tried to boot using a live usb i ...
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External HDD no longer working on 16.04 (Seagate)

I have a 2TB seagate HDD on USB 3 that I used for backups on 15.10. When plugging it in to 16.04 I now get this message below. Does anyone know how I can get it working again? I have literally ...
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Grub2 missing partitions. Fix? [duplicate]

I recently made a post because Grub wasn't finding the partition (Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition?). I assumed this was because I was trying to boot externally, via ...
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Hard drive not mounting

I'm trying to connect to an external HD (Samsun D3 station). It is not recognize by any OS (MAC, windows and linux). I have tried with different cable (USB and AC) and no difference I even try open ...
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Partition external hdd for Linux/Mac/Windows/Ps3

So i need 3 Partitions on an external hdd like the following, but i can't get it set up Partition 1: fat32 (Ps3, Windows, Mac, Linux) -> movies etc. Partition 2: exfat? (Mac, Windows, Linux) -> ...
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Iomega Seagate NAS unable to mount

I am having problems with a Iomega NAS which is a 1TB Seagate SATA it's giving me a white blink and not showing up via network. I am close to bashing the seagate with a lump hammer, been trying to get ...
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External HDD only detected after restarting

I have an external HDD enclosure connected to a NUC. When I boot, it does not detect any externall HDDs. Only once I restart (power to external HDD is maintained), does it discover them. Any ideas on ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external drive - please help confirm my plan

I want to dip my toes into the Ubuntu world. I have a 1TB drive in a NextStar external HD housing Been reading a lot of different guides online for Dual-booting and I'm getting more and more confused ...
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How To Update Xubuntu 15.10 on External HDD?

I have Xubuntu 15.10 installed on my external HDD (Grub is also there). How can I update/upgrade it to 16.04 LTS? Directly on external HDD? I mean just press the button upgrade (and Grub will again ...
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I can't boot from External HDD

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive (from my laptop) but I can't boot from it. I read here that I should unplug the internal hdd of my laptop but unfortunately that is not an easy task to ...
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Constant problems with external encrypted hard disks

I am using an encrypted hard disk for backing up my (also encrypted) laptop disk, running Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. The built-in laptop disk works fine but the external USB disk, after working for ...
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Backup (Deja Dup) failed even though it is scheduled

I am going to preface this and say it could be a bug, but I wanted to ask everyone to see if it is something that can be fixed. I am using Ubuntu's built in backup program Deja Dup. It is working ...
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Ubuntu on usb won't boot on different computer

I have a problem. I installed Ubuntu on a external 500 GB HDD on my main PC (which has 3 drives) it worked flawlessly and is almost as fast as a normal internal SATA drive (USB 3.0 yay) but now when ...
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Using external hard drive with Virtualbox and Ubuntu

I've just started using Ubuntu via Virtualbox and am trying to get either to recognise my external hard drive. I have tried changing the USB settings in VB but a message popped up telling me that I ...
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Installing ubuntu on an external 1TB hard drive. I want 500gb for storage and 500gb for ubuntu

Like the title I want 500GB to go ubuntu and 500GB to go to external storage as in I want to put files from windows to the external hard drive as well. Is this possible? If so how should I approach ...
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Erased External Hard Drive after installing Ubuntu

I was trying to reformat my old Windows laptop and replace the OS with Ubuntu 14.04.4 using Unetbootin. I did not have a Flash pen drive at the time so I used my external hard drive to boot and ...
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How do I perform an encrypted install on external SSD?

Ubuntu newbie here. I have Ubuntu installed on a Samsung T1 SSD. When installing I created the following partitions: / swap /home boot loader in /dev/sda It seems to work fine. However I have been ...
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Partition External HDD For Multiple Bootables

I know that there are many sources available online regarding the installation of a bootable Ubuntu on an external HDD. Many of them are difficult to translate for the computer-technical illiterate ...
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How can I save to an external HD, using IDLE3?

I'm using the IDLE3 GUI on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, and I was wondering if anybody knows of a way to save to a different partition/external drive (from what Ubuntu is installed on) from the IDLE GUI? The ...
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External USB HD not being automounted according to fstab

I have an external USB HD and I want it to be mounted on /data/FS/WD2Tb/. I added the following line to my /etc/fstab file: UUID="a05fab8c-5c4c-42be-9898-830ec5ad45dc" /data/FS/WD2Tb/ ext4 ...
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what percentage of free space should I allot on ext4 volumes

Hi I am wondering what percentage of the ext4 volume I should leave empty,or if that is necessary at all for safe storage on large volumes. I have a 1TB and a 3TB external drives both formatted in ...
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External Persistant Bootable SSD Mac OSX

I've been trying to create a bootable external SSD. I have a 2013 MacBook Air, and a 128 GB external SSD. After a lot of trial and error I finally managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 with a ext4 ...
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777 permissions on NTFS-3G Windows mount

I'm trying to install a game from Steam on an external harddrive. I normally use this to mount my WD Elements external usb harddrive (windows share): sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/elements/ ...
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Computer won't boot without external hard drive (now won't boot at all “Boot Device Not Found”)

The hardware involved is a HP Spectre x360 laptop (running windows 10 - at least it was :[ ) and 1TB WD Passport Ultra External Hard drive. Scenario: I am attempting to create a external hard drive ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed to external hardrive crashed, now computer will not boot with hardrive plugged in

I've had Ubuntu 14.04 installed to an external hard-drive so I could dual boot with Windows if I had some Linux specific programs. I've been doing this for months with no problem. I was running one of ...
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What is causing (g)rsync to use such a huge buffer?

I'm on Xubuntu and new to using rsync and decided to use the GUI grsync. I'm trying to copy a reasonably large directory (3GB, with perhaps 200,000 files) from my home directory to a directory on an ...
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Scheduled backups of Ubuntu 14.04 file server

I’m new to Ubuntu. I previously ran an old laptop as a file server under Windows XP and am switching to Ubuntu 14.04. The only problem is with file backups as I haven’t found a GUI app that meets my ...
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Sharing an External Hard Drive between Users

On Ubuntu 14.04, I would like to be able to share an external USB hard drive between users. I have two users, my girlfriend and I, and an HDD that usually remains connected. It's not always connected, ...
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Device names for internal\external HDDs when installing on external USB HDD

Really sorry to bump in with a silly question, please bear with a newbie. I want to install Ubuntu on an external USB HDD attached to a pre-UEFI BIOS PC with 3 internal HDD/SSDs. The installation ...
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External hard drive installation question

I see everyone is talking about partitioning and stuff for installing Ubuntu on external hard drives... If I buy an external hard drive solely for Ubuntu, do I need to do partitioning and stuff if ...
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Gnome Disk Utility groups two separate external drives into one graphic — how do I ungroup them?

Ubuntu 15.10 - Unity I have two identical external 256 GB SSDs. They are the same model (MX100), each in their own, identical enclosure (Inateck NS1066) /dev/sdc Ubuntu is installed here, so it ...
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Boot from an ext4 partition on an external hard drive?

I have a Samsung RF511 laptop and a new USB 3 2TB external hard drive (Samsung M3 2TB USB 3.0 Portable). The laptop runs Windows 10 so I thought I'd try taking advantage of USB 3's speed to install ...
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HDD trunk folders not visible

I have a laptop with ubuntu 14.04, and an external Hitachi 2TB HDD initially formatted with windows (so NTFS). For some reason, the laptop is not capable of reading the trunk directory of the HDD. It ...
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How can I open an unpermitted folder in external HDD?

I had an DELL Inspirion N-5030 which I used till yesterday. Today I purchased another Dell Inspirion 15 (3000 Series). The previous was installed with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and this laptop is installed ...
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My external harddisk never sleeps

Although my external HDD is running idle all the time, it never sleeps (I run it 24/7 and didn't use it for at least the last 5 days). Is there some way to handle that? It's kinda hot, as if it was ...
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How to change permissions for folders in media/teja “for external hardisks”?

I tried others ways to change the permissions for folder and files in media/teja let me explain my file structure: In media I have a folder named teja which is my user name , I never created it and ...
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Cannot copy files in Ubuntu to external drive: names with special characters

I cannot copy a lot of files to my external drive because when I try to do it I get the error "wrong file name". I have seen that these files have special characters and I would like to know how to ...